Philip Barratt to be New Precentor at Manchester Cathedral

Published: 27 September 2012

The Bishop of Manchester, in consultation with the Dean and Chapter, has appointed the Revd Philip Barratt to be Canon Precentor of the Cathedral.

Philip is currently vicar of St James, Thornham.

Speaking of his appointment Philip said, “I am thrilled to be joining the ministry of Manchester Cathedral at such an exciting and challenging time. A Mancunian by birth, I was married as well as ordained in Manchester Cathedral and am therefore very proud to be serving the church in the heart of the city I love passionately. I also look forward to taking my place alongside all the members of the Cathedral team, both lay and ordained, as I move to this next stage of my own ministry after 16 very happy years as a parish priest in Thornham.” 

Welcoming the appointment, the Bishop of Manchester said, “I am delighted that Philip is to be Precentor at Manchester Cathedral. In this important role he will serve the people of the diocese, county and city through his priestly ministry at the Cathedral, shaping its worship, and praying, teaching and caring for all who belong to or visit it.”

Philip will be installed and collated in the Cathedral at 10.30am on Advent Sunday, 2 December 2012.

Although having recently worked in a resolution parish, the new Precentor is supportive of the ministry of women and happy to receive the sacrament from them.

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