Minor Canon

A Minor Canon is a member of staff on the establishment of a cathedral or a collegiate church. In some foundations the post may be known as Priest-vicar.[1]

Minor Canons are clergy and take part in the daily services but are not part of the formal Chapter.[2] They are sometimes, but not exclusively, more junior clergy, often chosen for their singing ability, who have already served a curacy normally in a parish church.[3]


  1. Lichfield Cathedral
  2. "minor canon, n." OED Online. November 2010. Oxford University Press
  3. "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" p52 Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5
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