W. Bro Conrad Donaldson PAGDC was appointed by the Lord Bishop of Exeter and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral as a Lay Canon for a period of 5 years. He was installed in Exeter Cathedral on 5th August 2018.
Conrad had been a hugely appreciated Chairman of the Friends of Exeter Cathedral for a period of 11 years. The Friends raise and donate substantial funds for the Cathedral - in particular, they help to fund the operative masons.
R.W. Bro Ian Kingsbury, Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire, is photographed with the Very Reverend Dr Jonathan Greener the Dean of Exeter and W. Bro Donaldson wearing his Chapter Gown and holding the loaf of bread which is traditionally given as part of the ceremony of his being installed.. He is also handing the Dean a cheque for £1000 from the Provincial Benevolent Fund; this having been presented by our Provincial Grand Master as a gift for the Cathedral to mark the occasion.
The Provincial Grand Master congratulated W.Bro Conrad on the great honour of becoming a Lay Canon, adding that his personal recognition could not fail to reflect well on our Order too.