On Saturday 15th August, in the presence of the Bishop of Ely and the Dean of Ely, and witnessed by a small congregation of friends and family, The Reverend James Reveley was formally installed as a Residentiary Canon of Ely Cathedral. James succeeds the Revd Canon Victoria Johnson who recently took up the position of Canon Precentor at York Minster.
As a Cathedral Canon, James will have responsibility for the Cathedral Community and Congregation. Prior to moving to Ely James had been the Vicar of St Andrew’s, Bedford for the last seven years. As well as being a highly experienced parish priest with considerable pastoral gifts, he has been vice chair of the St. Albans Diocesan Board for Church and Society, and has worked to support his local Foodbank and Night Shelter and Money Advice centre. James said of his new post, “It is an honour to have been appointed as Canon Residentiary at Ely Cathedral. I greatly look forward to working alongside the Dean and Chapter and to having a particular responsibility for pastoral care among the congregation and wider community. Ely Cathedral is a place solidly grounded in worship and prayer and I am excited to become a part of its ongoing mission joyfully to proclaim the gospel in word and deed.”
James studied Theology (Oxford) and Music (London) and has sung in a local Chamber Choir for many years. Both James and his wife Joanna are already quite familiar with Ely as their two daughters, Miriam and Hannah, are both members of The Ely Cathedrals Girls’ Choir.
Press release from Ely Cathedral