The Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Cane
The role of Chancellor goes back to the twelfth century, and has always involved responsibility for education and learning in the Cathedral. In the 21st century this means such things as having oversight of the Cathedral’s Education and Visitor Services Departments, delivering an annual series of public lectures, and being Canon Librarian. The current role also includes being a school governor, a trustee of the George Bell Institute, a governor at the University of Chichester, a board member of Cathedral Enterprises Ltd, a member of the diocesan advisory group for MACE (Ministry and Adult Christian Education) and a national Bishop’s Adviser for Ordained Ministry.
Anthony read English at the University of Cape Town, trained for ordination at Westcott House in Cambridge, and his PhD is from the University of Birmingham (published as The Place of Judas Iscariot in Christology in 2003). Since ordination in 1990 he has worked as a University Chaplain, Parish Priest, and Diocesan Officer for Adult Education.
In the latter role he designed a new diocesan training programme for curates in collaboration with the University of Chichester.
Anthony is married, with three children. Having played football for most of his adult life, the passing years now restrict him to an occasional kickabout in the garden and supporting Chelsea. He continues to enjoy hill walking, the cinema and reading novels.
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