Four new Prebendaries announced
Sunday 16th February 2016
Four new Prebendaries have been appointed for Exeter Cathedral. They will fill the four vacancies on the Cathedral College of Canons.
The four are:
Robin Eastoe, Team Rector of Heavitree Team Ministry, Exeter and Rural Dean of Christianity Deanery (i.e. City of Exeter)
Julian Ould, Team Rector of Totnes Team Ministry and Rural Dean of Totnes Deanery
Cate Edmonds, Team Vicar in the Otter Vale Team Ministry, Rural Dean of Ottery Deanery and Diocesan Advisor on Educational Chaplaincy
and Graham Cotter, Vicar of Buckland Monachorum.
There are 26 Prebendaries in total, each of whom is a member of the College of Canons of the Cathedral, with their own stall in the quire. This means that they provide advice to the Cathedral when consulted and have to formally approve the appointment of a new Diocesan Bishop. Traditionally, a Prebend provided an annual income to supplement that derived from the parochial income. Today, with stipends standardised each new Prebendary is presented with a loaf of bread to symbolise this ancient entitlement.
The four will be installed in pairs later in the year.