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Canterbury Appoints Anglican Church in North America Priest to Cathedral Post


The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, has today announced the appointment of the Reverend Tory Baucum, Ph.D., Rector of Truro Church and Priest of the Anglican Church in North America, as one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral.  This appointment was approved by the Chapter of Canterbury at its December meeting.  The office of the Six Preachers was established at the English Reformation by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer. The duties of the Six Preachers are limited; being called to preach in Anglicanism’s Mother Church on various occasions.

“This is an historically significant appointment,” said the Most Reverend Robert Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America.  “Tory is known to be a gifted teacher and preacher who is committed to the present day reformation out of which the Anglican Church in North America was born.” 

Tory’s bishop, the Right Reverend John Guernsey, commented: “Tory is a scholar with a pastor’s heart. He has a passion to reach the world for Christ and through his leadership Truro Church is being used by God to bring hundreds to faith in Jesus. I pray for the Lord to anoint his ministry afresh as he takes up this appointment.”