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Installation of dignitaries at Christ Church Cathedral

Canon Roy Byrne, Canon Sonia Gyles and Dean Dermot Dunne.
Canon Roy Byrne, Canon Sonia Gyles and Dean Dermot Dunne.

A new Precentor and Canon were installed at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday (September 10). Canon Roy Byrne was installed to the position of Precentor while Canon Sonya Gyles was installed as Twelfth Canon.

The Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, presided and the service of Choral Evensong was sung by the Cathedral Choir.

The positions arose in the Chapter following the retirement of Canon Neil McEndoo.

Canon Byrne is Rector of Monkstown and has been a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral since 2012 and a board member in 2014. He has been involved with the cathedral’s library and archives committee with special responsibility for the cathedral’s extensive plate collection for many years and has curated a number of historical exhibitions during his time there.

The Revd Sonia Gyles is Rector of Sandford and St Philip’s, Milltown. She was appointed to the Chapter by the Archbishop of Dublin.