The Rev Paul Arbuthnot was installed as Minor Canon and Sacrist of Westminster during Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Sunday September 13.
Paul was a chorister in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, and is from Jordanstown Parish where his parents are members. His grandfather was Canon Jim Arbuthnot who served in Connor Diocese.
Paul studied at Trinity College Dublin and then completed ordination training at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute before serving a curacy in Glenageary, Dublin, after which he became Minor Canon and Precentor in St Alban’s Cathedral.
The Minor Canons of Westminster are responsible for all worship and liturgy in the Abbey, in St Margaret’s Church, and in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster.
This includes the singing of daily choral Evensong and the celebration of the Eucharist, the provision of Sunday worship, as well as weddings, memorial services, and the very many special and annual services held at the Abbey.