Bishop Paul is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Richard Frith as Canon Precentor (Residentiary Canon) for the Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Southwell.

Richard Frith
Reverend Dr Richard Frith

Richard is presently Vicar of Holy Trinity and St Jude Church in Halifax, an ethnically-diverse suburban parish within the Diocese of Leeds. He served his curacy with St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford and prior to ordination worked as a Publishing Editor.

Richard’s ministry has been shaped by teaching and developing Christian discipleship particularly with children and families, accessible liturgical worship and a deep love of the choral tradition.

The Dean of Southwell Minster, the Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan shared her delight at Richard’s appointment

“I am thankful to God for calling Richard to the Cathedral to share the rich opportunities for the further development of worship, mission and discipleship. He will bring liturgical, musical and pastoral gifts to the team and will support the Minster in being a deep well of prayer and inspiration for the local community and diocese.”

Richard is married to Emma and they have an 11-year old son, Stephen.

Richard will be licensed in Southwell Minster on 8th September 2019.

More information about this appointment can be found through the following link

From the Office of the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, The Right Reverend Paul Williams