On Sunday 12 February Canon Horace McKinley was installed as Treasurer. Canon McKinley was appointed Prebendary of Dunlavin, the stall annexed to the Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough, in 1991. He is rector of Whitechurch where he has served since 1976. A canon treasurer is responsible for a cathedral’s treasury: this consists of Communion silverware and other artefacts. We congratulate Canon McKinley on his appointment and we thank him for his long-standing contribution to the life of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
In his sermon at the Installation, Canon McKinley said, “St. Patrick’s has never ceased to fill me with wonder and awe for all those involved in its on-going life and witness, and for the very high standards of excellence, commitment and performance at every level. From the Dean down, if I was to mention everyone who works for or is involved with the Cathedral including, inter alia, its entire employed staff, such as Administration, Music, all its layers of generous volunteers, Committees or Friends, and not forgetting the allied communities of the Choir School and Grammar School, I would be in this pulpit till late! I simply incorporate literally everyone involved with St. Patrick’s under the one big, over- arching Cathedral umbrella and express this sincere note of gratitude. It is indeed “a great company”, that’s not easy to number. St. Patrick’s is truly blessed by the rich texture of its innate ‘esprit de corps’; of its authentic and inherited sense of ‘Community’. And let’s not forget the two original Latin words from which ‘Community’ is derived – “Com”, meaning “With”, and “Munis”, meaning a “load” or “a burden” – to bear the burden, to carry the load, with, and for, the other.”
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