New Canon Librarian and Dean for Cultural Diversity Installed

The Rev'd Canon Roxanne Eversley installed at Southwark Cathedral.

On Sunday 4 February, the Revd Canon Roxanne F. Eversley was installed as Canon Librarian and commissioned as the first Dean of Cultural Diversity by The Bishop of Southwark.

Roxanne is the first person to be appointed to the new role of Dean of Diversity. Her appointment comes after widespread consultation – following the launch of the Southwark Anti-Racism Charter – about how cultural diversity might be better modelled across Southwark Diocese. The appointment embodies the Cathedral and Diocese’s commitment to building a church for all which reflects its diverse community and seeks to transform unjust structures of society.

Roxanne was ordained in June 2009. Prior to her installation, Roxanne was Priest-in-Charge of The United Benefice of South Norwood, Holy Innocents and St Mark.

In 2016, Roxanne joined the See of Woolwich Advisory Group on the invitation of Bishop Christopher and is also the Diocesan UKME Vocation Champion. She is also the Bishops Adviser on the Shared Discernment Process, Area Director of Ordinands, was previously a member of the (Diocesan) Bishop’s Advisory Group on Liturgy and, since 2017, has been Honorary Canon at Southwark Cathedral.