Chief Executive made honorary Lay Canon


On Saturday 28 January BRF's Chief Executive, Richard Fisher, was made an honorary Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Canons are selected because of their work within the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church.

Richard Fisher joined BRF in 1988, straight after reading Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, which is part of Oxford University. It was originally intended to be a one-year appointment as a gap year before going to theological college, but 28 years later he’s still here. He has led BRF since its relocation to Oxfordshire in 1991. He is married to Karen, who herself was a student at Christ Church, and they have a daughter Hannah and a son Will.


I feel very humbled to have been given this honour by Christ Church Cathedral and the Diocese of Oxford. The service on Saturday was a great occasion. The cathedral was full and it was wonderful for all of us who were being installed as new Canons to be surrounded by family, friends and colleagues in such a magnificent place of worship. 

Richard Fisher, Chief Executive (pictured with the Bishop of Dorchester, who chairs BRF's Board of Trustees)

Richard Fisher and Bishop of Dorchester