New Canon Missioner, The Revd Paul Rattigan
On Saturday 22 January, Bishop Paul installed The Revd Paul Rattigan as Southwell Minster’s latest Canon Missioner.
The key role of the Canon Missioner is to lead and encourage both local and diocesan strategy on mission and evangelism throughout the diocese.
Revd Paul will be responsible for overseeing the cathedral’s work on areas of eco- and social justice ministry, education, children and families work, and pastoral care. He will also oversee the development of the Minster’s new partnership with the Christian development charity, A Rocha UK.
Originally from Birmingham, Paul brings a wealth of experience of mission in both cathedral and parish ministry. Previously, he was the Canon Chancellor at Leicester Cathedral and Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Leicester. Before this, he was Canon for Discipleship at Liverpool Cathedral.
The Dean of Southwell, the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Paul into the clergy team at the Minster. He joins at an exciting time of opportunity for the cathedral to be more outward focused in sharing God’s love and hope with our town and diocese.”
Paul is married to Anne, with a grown-up daughter and two grandchildren.
Pictured left to right: Canon Precentor, The Revd Dr Richard Frith; Dean of Southwell, The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan; and Canon Missioner, The Revd Paul Rattigan.