The Very Revd Edward O'Donnell appointed as an Ecumenical Canon in St Anne's Cathedral  

St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast announced a "significant step" in the appointment of the Very Revd Edward O’Donnell, Parish Priest of St Brigid’s, Belfast, as an Ecumenical Canon.

Fr O'Donnell is well known to parishioners of St John's who attend the Lenten Ecumenical Services in south Belfast.

The Statutes of the General Synod permit the appointment of up to three Ecumenical Canons. This is the first time in the history of St Anne’s that a Roman Catholic Priest will serve on the Cathedral Chapter joining Methodist and Presbyterian Canons.

A Cathedral’s Ecumenical Canon may say or sing Morning or Evening Prayer or the Litany; read Holy Scripture; deliver an address and assist at occasional services.

Fr O’Donnell will be installed as an Ecumenical Canon in St Anne’s Cathedral on Sunday September 25 at 3.30pm.

  Ecumenical Canon  

The Dean of Belfast, the Very Revd John Mann

with the Very Revd Edward O’Donnell PP