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Jonathan Brewster installed as Residentiary Canon of St Paul's
23 July 2017
The Revd Jonathan Brewster, former Parish Priest of Christ Church Highbury, has been installed as Residentiary Canon with responsibility as Treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral by the Acting Bishop of London, Bishop Pete Broadbent. Jonathan was welcomed into the Cathedral community at Evensong on Sunday 23 July.
The service of Evensong was also attended by members of the Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral and the College of Canons, including Bishop of Edmonton, the Rt Revd Rob Wickham, and the Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, as well as the Archdeacon of Hackney and the Archdeacon of London.
Members of Highbury Young Singers, Highbury Youth Choir and Eclectic Voices, directed by Sarah Wilkinson and accompanied by Tom Daggett, sang before the service.
As Treasurer, he will take the lead on behalf of the Chapter in oversight of the building and the commercial and financial aspects of its work, relating these to the Cathedral's spiritual mission of worship, prayer and service.
Since 2003 Jonathan has been Vicar of Christ Church with St John and St Saviour in Highbury, London. During this time he was been particularly engaged in social work, outreach and schools. He was a driving force behind the repair of the spire stonework at Christ Church and the commissioning of a new parish centre. Jonathan has also served as Area Dean of Islington since 2014 and was Acting Archdeacon of Hackney from 2015 to 2016.
Ordained in 1994 after training at Trinity College, Bristol, he was a curate in Bradford, and between 1998 and 2003 served as Chaplain to the University of Westminster. He lists among his interests interfaith work and social responsibility, and is a keen jazz musician.