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Canon Residentiary in the Cathedral of St Paul

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Reverend Prebendary Philippa Jane Boardman to be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of St Paul's Cathedral.

The Queen has approved that the Reverend Prebendary Philippa Jane Boardman, MA, Vicar of Old Ford St Paul and St Mark in the diocese of London and Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral, be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of St Paul’s Cathedral in succession to the Reverend Canon Giles Anthony Fraser, MA, PhD. 

Notes for Editors

The Reverend Prebendary Philippa Jane Boardman (aged 49) was amongst the first group of women to be ordained priest in the Diocese of London in 1994. She served two curacies at Walthamstow, St Mary and St Stephen, in the Diocese of Chelmsford from 1990 - 1993 and at Hackney Wick St Mary of Eton with St Augustine, in the diocese of London, from 1993 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003 she was first Priest-in-Charge at Old Ford St Paul and St Mark and since 2003 she has been Vicar.  In 2011 she was awarded the MBE for ‘Services to Heritage in East London’ in recognition of her work to renovate and re-open the parish church of St Paul, Old Ford.  She has served on the General Synod of the Church of England since 1994 and as a Member of the Church of England Church Buildings Council since 2009. Since 2002 she has also been Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Prebendary Philippa Jane Boardman is single. She lists among her interests cinema, travel, charity Fun Runs and supporting her favourite football team.