In brief: Holden receives time-honoured title

Barrister John Ogilvie Holden has been sworn in as Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, at a ceremony held at Bishopscourt on 2 January. Holden, a barrister with Lincoln's and Gray's Inns, was a founder member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, and sits as chairman on various medical and social security tribunals. His new role, which installs him as judge of the consistory court, can be traced back to the 11th century.