29.9.15 News release – Gorsedh Chaplain is made a Canon at Truro Cathedral.

The Reverend Jane Kneebon with Bishop Tim Thornton
The Reverend Jane Kneebon with Bishop Tim Thornton

On Sunday 27th September our Gorsedh Chaplain Jane Kneebone, Colum Wyn, was made a Canon at Truro Cathedral, which is wonderful for her and we are immensely proud of her achievement. Each of the new nine Canons, who were each seated at the stall allocated to their particular parish, were presented with a psalter. There are also particular psalms for each parish.

Jane’s citation for canonship was as follows:

“The Reverend Jane Kneebone is a self-supporting Priest and Director of Reader Training and is a member

The Reverend Jane Kneebone in the stall assigned to her Canonry.
The Reverend Jane Kneebone in the stall assigned to her Canonry.

also of the Diocesan Formation, Education and Discipleship Committee; Jane has significantly contributed to the resurgence of the use of the Cornish language, including the re-introduction of services at Truro Cathedral in Cornish.

At the actual service, when Jane came to agree to the canonship, the Bishop did a stage whisper to her and asked her to do it in Cornish which she did. It is good to see him openly supporting the Cornish language.

The stall in which she is sitting (see right) is named after St Conan, the distinguished Cornishman who was chosen to be the first bishop of King Athelstan’s foundation at St Germans (page 31 of Rachel John’s (Myrgh an Syns) ‘The Saints of Cornwall’)

Jane’s formal title is Rev. Canon Jane Kneebone.

Keslowena Colum Wyn / Congratulations Jane.