New Dean at Cathedral
A new Dean for St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne has been announced.
Very Reverend Christoper Prowse is to be ordained a bishop on 19 May 2003.
The Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Very Reverend Les Tomlinson, is to replace him as Vicar General on 8 May 2003.
The Parish Priest of Gardenvale, Very Reverend Geoffrey Baron, is to replace him as Dean of the cathedral on 8 May 2003. In the Cathedral Mass sheet for 13 April Father Tomlinson wrote:
Father Tomlinson points out that he will have been Dean of St Patrick's for four months, the briefest tenure of the 16 Deans.
I am hopeful that the changes will mean a new approach to the ministry of instituted lectors at the cathedral. I was instituted as a lector there on 27 February 2000. I have regularly attended Sunday Mass there since July 2000. But I am not permitted to read there, despite my letters and a tribunal case. Instead readers who have not been instituted do the readings, even when other instituted lectors from the seminary are there.
By J.R. Lilburne, 14 April 2003. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.