RESIDENTS of Temple Balsall flocked to Windsor this week as St George’s Chapel welcomed a very special new minister.
The Reverend Dr James Woodward, former Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, left parishioners at Easter to take up a new post as Canon Steward for St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Visitors watched the installation of the new Canon during a choral evensong service at St George’s Chapel on Thursday (April 23) - a role which Rev Canon Dr James Woodward hopes will allow him to contribute to the life of the Church and society.
He said: “I have seen the immense value of the work of St George’s.
“As a Canon I will participate in the rich spiritual life of the chapel and castle community and I am looking forward to contributing to the life of the Church of England through the theological courses and seminars laid on by St George’s.”
Appointed by the Queen, Rev Canon Dr James Woodward’s new role as Canon Steward will see the minister take responsibility for the fabric of the Chapel and the 55 domestic buildings on the north west side of the castle.
The Earl of Aylesford, chairman of Foundation governors, said: “While we are very sorry that James Woodward is leaving us, we are very excited for him.
“He is taking up a very prestigious position and it is clear that his success with the Foundation played no small part in the appointment.”