Monday, November 9

The Cathedral Chapter, 1987

As promised, here is the first of a series of old pictures of the Cathedral Chapter. This one dates from 1987. Bishop Brewer is surrounded by the canons, some of whom have especially close links with the Cathedral: on the far right is Monsignor Canon Slattery, who finished his term as Cathedral administrator in the same year; he was succeeded by Canon Mulvany, who is seen third from the right on the back row. Canon Tom Dakin, who grew up in the Cathedral parish, is seen in the top-right of the picture. Stood behind the Bishop, right in the centre of the doorway, is Monsignor Paddy O'Dea, who was elected Administrator of the Diocese when Bishop Brewer died in 2000.