First female residentiary canon in Ely Cathedral’s long history takes up role

Canon Dr Victoria Johnson with the Bishop of Ely, the Rt. Revd Stephen Conway.

Canon Dr Victoria Johnson with the Bishop of Ely, the Rt. Revd Stephen Conway. - Credit: Archant

Canon Dr Victoria Johnson was installed as the first female residentiary canon at Ely Cathedral at the weekend.

The installation service on Saturday was officiated by the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway and the Very Revd Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely, with support from her fellow chapter colleagues at Ely Cathedral.

Dr Johnson came to Ely from the parish of St Michael, Flixton in the Diocese of Manchester.

Before training for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge, Dr Johnson gained a doctorate in biochemistry. She is also a tutor for the College of Preachers, a member of the mission theology advisory group and the mission and public affairs council of the Church of England.


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