Mass & Celebration for Silver Jubilee of Cathedral Dean Canon Tim Madeley
Arundel Catherdral was packed on Tuesday 30 April to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of priestly ordination of the Dean of the Cathedral, Canon Tim Madeley. There to celebrate with him was Bishop RIchard Moth, who presided at the Mass, Bishop Paul Hendricks from Southwark, over 40 fellow priests not only from Arundel & Brighton Diocese but also from Portsmouth, Southwark and Brentwood dioceses. There was also his parish deacon, Rev David Clifton and half a dozen deacons from the deanery and beyond. Parishioners from his home parish of Horsham including his mother, the Duke of Norfolk and the Mayor of Arundel and her consort as well as from parishes in which he served over the years filled the rest of the church.
The music for the Mass was led by the Cathedral Choir who brought the procession into the church with a resounding rendition of Jerusalem the Golden.
The preacher was good friend and fellow priest ordained in the same year, Canon Dominic Golding. He spoke of Canon Tim's great love of Black Cabs which he had owned throughout his ministry and in all of which Canon Dominic had been a passenger. Yet Canon Dominic said that whatever his friend's passions from Black Cabs to photography and dogs he lived above all as a passenger of the Church driven by the Lord to live out the Gospel.
At the end of Mass Deacon David Clifton thanked Canon Tim for his wonderful service to the people of Arundel and the Cathedral parish and was pleased to give him the gift of a cheque collected in the parish as a thank you for his 25 years of priesthood and service in the Cathedral. The Bishop also added his thanks for Canon Tim's years of priesthood.
Everyone then moved from the celebration in the Cathedral to the Cathedral Centre for a reception prepared and served by parishioners and all were able to wish Canon Tim congratulations - Ad multos annos!
You can see pictures of the Mass and celebration on the Diocesan Flickr Site.