The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has announced the appointment of The Revd Dr Daniel Inman, Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Chichester, as the next Residentiary Canon Chancellor at Chichester Cathedral.
The Canon Chancellor is a member of the Chapter and leads the Cathedral’s Learning and Engagement Department with responsibility for the Cathedral’s extensive programme of all-age learning, ensuring it communicates the Christian faith in the most imaginative and diverse ways possible, using the rich inheritance of a tradition that spans nearly a thousand years.
Dr Inman said: “I have long admired the cathedral’s witness to Christ as much through its deep commitment to the Tradition as by its imaginative engagement with contemporary society and culture. I’m eager to build upon this heritage with the Dean and Chapter to encourage ambitious theological exploration, apologetics and thought-provoking hospitality to the Diocese, City and County in the coming years.
“I hope this new role will help many more in due course, as in the words of St Richard’s prayer, ‘to know Christ more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly’.”
Dr Warner said today: “I am very glad indeed that Dan Inman has accepted the post of Canon Chancellor at Chichester Cathedral. His knowledge of the diocese will contribute significantly to the other gifts of learning, prayerfulness and imagination that he will bring to this post. He also brings the virtue of youth, a sense of humour, and delight in the range and diversity of the human condition.”
The Revd Dr Daniel Inman, previously Chaplain and Junior Research Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford, follows in the footsteps of Dr Anthony Cane, who left the Cathedral earlier in the year to take up the position of Dean of Portsmouth.
He will be installed at Evensong on Sunday 6th October at 3.30pm.