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York Minster welcomes Sir William Worsley as a new member of the cathedral’s Chapter and College of Canons

11 Sep, 2018

By Sharon Atkinson

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Sir William Worsley will be Admitted and Installed as a Lay Canon of York Minster and a member of the Chapter of York on Saturday 15 September.  The Admission will take place in a private ceremony in the Chapter House and will be followed by Sir William’s Installation during Choral Evensong in the Quire at 5.15pm, which everyone is welcome to attend.

The College of Canons consists of clergy and lay people drawn from across the Diocese of York. Its principal function is to be ‘the voice of the Diocese’ in the Corporate Body’s policy discussions, and to assist Chapter in developing closer ties between the Minster and the parishes of the Diocese, especially through Chapter’s programme of outreach and engagement work.

Biography – Sir William Worsley

Sir William Worsley is Chairman of the Forestry Commission and of Hovingham Estate. He was the Government’s National Tree Champion from 2018-2020 and was Chairman of the National Forest Company 2016-2020. He is also Chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB Joint Advisory Committee. He is President (elect) of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

He Is a former President of the CLA, the Country Land and Business Association, the representative organisation of the rural economy, a former Chairman of the Scarborough Building Society and a former director of the Skipton Building Society, The Brunner Investment Trust plc and the Private Banking Board of Merchant Bank Guinness Mahon.

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