LEETON'S Father Robert Murphy can add another feather to his professional cap.
Father Robert is being made a Canon of St Alban's Cathedral in Griffith, but what exactly does this mean?
"The cathedral is governed by a body called 'the Chapter'," Father Robert said.
"The Chapter is made up of the Dean and Canons.
"The word 'Canon' actually means rule because in medieval times, the Canons lived by a rule and they all lived at a cathedral to run the cathedral.
"Nowadays, Canons are appointed throughout the diocese. In this (Riverina) diocese there are three Canons and so the Bishop has appointed me as a Canon. I will be the third for our diocese."
Father Robert will be installed as a Canon at the cathedral on Thursday at 5pm.
The role of a Canon is the governance of the cathedral.
"It also has a role in selecting the Dean of the cathedral ... selecting the priest at the cathedral," Father Robert said.
"To be appointed is the 'grace and favour' of the Bishop. It's his decision."
Father Robert is a well-known and respected member of the Anglican Church and said being made a Canon was a great honour.
"It really is an honour," he said.
"Not everyone gets to be a Canon.
"Your title becomes the Reverend Canon and people in Leeton would remember Canon Bob Done and Canon Basil Thomas, who was here for many years."
Father Robert said he would be sticking with his moniker of "Father Robert", so people need not worry about changing how they address him or worry about what title to use.
This year is already turning out to be a big one for Father Robert, who will also reach another milestone soon.
"This year in May, I will succeed Canon Thomas as being the longest-serving Anglican priest in Leeton," he said.
"I will have been here for 17 years ... he was here by 16 years."
"For me, I feel as though those years have gone by very quickly.
"It's a privilege to be part of the community here."
Father Robert's installation as a Canon will take place on Thursday at St Alban's Cathedral in Griffith.
"I'm sure it will be a lovely ceremony ... as I said it really is an honour, so I look forward to being part of everything that is involved with being a Canon," Father Robert said.