Minor Canon

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A Minor Canon is a member of staff on the establishment of a cathedral or a collegiate church. Minor Canons are clergy and take part in the daily services but are not part of the formal Chapter[1] They are generally more junior clergy, often chosen for their singing ability,[2] who in a parish church would be serving a curacy. In some foundations the post may be known as Priest-vicar.[3]


  1. ^ "minor canon, n." OED Online. November 2010. Oxford University Press
  2. ^ "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" p52 Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5
  3. ^ Lichfield Cathedral