Wear clergyman appointed as new Queen’s Chaplain
A Wearside clergyman has been appointed as the Queen’s Chaplain.
The Rev Canon David Glover, who is Rector of Holy Trinity Washington in the Diocese of Durham, admitted he was shocked but honoured to be given the prestigious role.
He said: “It came as a complete surprise, and although it is mainly an honorary title, I will be expected to preach once a year at the Chapel Royal in St James’ as well as attending the garden party. Other than that, I believe the duties are quite light.”
The Rt Rev Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, said he was “delighted” by the appointment.
He added: “This is excellent news for David and for the whole community of Holy Trinity in Washing- ton, where he continues to serve, as well as the Diocese of Durham. David is a highly respected and distinguished parish priest and area dean of Chester-le-Street whose abilities have been rightly recognised.”
Revd Canon David Glover