THE RECTOR of Hucknall, the REV KATHRYN HERROD (pictured), has been made an honorary canon of Southwell Minster after her appointment by the Bishop Of Southwell and Nottingham.
Kathryn (52) was given the accolade at an evensong service at the cathedral. The title was awarded in recognition of her long service.
Born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kathryn’s ambition, from the age of six, was to become a teacher. After graduating from Warwick University in 1980 with a degree in maths and gaining a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) from Matlock College, she began teaching maths and worked in several schools in Nottinghamshire.
However she later trained for the ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham and was ordained in 1997. After serving her title at St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton, she moved to become Rector of Warsop with Sookholme, where she remained for nine years. In 2010, she became team rector of Hucknall.
Wider ministerial work includes being a national vocational adviser and chaplain to the Air Training Corps (ATC), including the 1803 (Hucknall) branch.
For the past few years, Kathryn has co-led pilgrimages to the First World War battlefields and cemeteries of northern France and Belgium. She is married to Tony, an organ builder, and they have two adult sons, Mark and James. Her leisure interests range from badminton and Elizabethan dancing to cross stitch and exploring Europe.