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Canon pastor welcomed to cathedral role

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 25, 2011

The Reverend Prebendary Lynda Barley at her installation as Canon Pastor of Truro Cathedral with the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Michael Langrish, left, and the Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton

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A new canon pastor has joined Truro Cathedral.

The Reverend Lynda Barley was formally installed in the new role on Sunday during evensong in the presence of the Bishop of Truro and the Bishop of Exeter.

Canon Barley, who has moved across the Tamar to Cornwall will split her time between Truro Cathedral and the Diocese of Truro.

She will primarily work as Diocesan Secretary, responsible for the administrative, planning, financial and personnel matters for the Diocese.

During the service the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Michael Langrish presented her to the Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, who asked her to make a declaration and swear oaths of allegiance to the crown and the Cathedral.

Canon Barley comes to Truro from the Diocese of Exeter where she has lived and ministered since her ordination in 1996.

For 10 years she was head of research and statistics at the Archbishops' Council – in her previous career she was a statistician and social researcher.

In recent years her priestly ministry has been divided between some Devon villages and Southwark Cathedral where she has been an honorary chaplain.

Bishop Tim Thornton, said, "We welcome Lynda and her family to the Truro Diocese. Her expertise and skills will make a valuable contribution to the challenging work that we face as an organisation while her ministerial skills will be well used at the Cathedral and across the diocese."

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