Worcester Cathedral honour for Ormskirk's Father Godric

Nod to Benedictine tradition

On Sunday 24 April, Father Godric Timney OSB, parish priest of St Anne's, Ormskirk, was installed as an honorary ecumenical Canon of Worcester Cathedral by the Right Reverend John Inge, Bishop of Worcester.

The move came three years after Father Godric was appointed Cathedral Prior of Worcester. Nine of the ancient English Cathedrals were also Benedictine monasteries, and after Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries the Holy See enacted that the titles of the priors should be perpetuated.