Kimberly is ready for the challenge of cathedral role - The Worcester Observer

Kimberly is ready for the challenge of cathedral role

Worcester Editorial 12th Feb, 2023   0

REVEREND Kimberly Bohan was installed as the new residentiary Canon of Worcester Cathedral during a recent Evensong service.

Kimberly will be responsible for the Cathedral’s learning programme and historic Library, working alongside the Director of Learning, Dan Parnell, and Librarian, David Morrison, to promote the Cathedral’s learning programmes and the work of the Library, as essential parts of the Cathedral’s mission.

She will also be Chaplain of St Oswald’s Hospital, the almshouse in the Tything, which is an ancient part of the Cathedral foundation.

Kimberly grew up in the States and moved to Britain after studying in St Andrews. She was ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church in 2003 and served her curacy in Glasgow.

She was a rector of Holy Trinity, Dunoon, with St Paul’s Rothesay, and St Martin’s, Tighnabruaich; and then rector of St Mary’s, Dunblane.

Since 2013, she has been rector of the Waltham Group in the Diocese of Lincoln and has served as Rural Dean of Haverstoe since 2020. In her time off, Kimberly enjoys walking by rivers, taking photographs, baking bread, and going to the theatre.

Kimberly said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as a Residentiary Canon at Worcester Cathedral and Chaplain of St Oswald’s Hospital.

“This role holds together 1,000 years of commitment to care and friendship at St Oswald’s, with an even longer history of commitment to education, curiosity, and shared learning at the Cathedral.

I am thrilled to get to share in this work and get to know the communities who sustain a life of prayer, learning, and welcome at St Oswald’s and at the Cathedral.”

The Dean, the Very Rev Peter Atkinson, said: “I am delighted by Kimberly’s installation, and look forward to working with her. She brings the gifts the Cathedral needs at this time, and her appointment completes a strong clergy team.”

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