A RACE relations campaigner has been appointed a lay canon of Wakefield Cathedral.
Stanley Inniss, 70, of Birkby, has become one of the first six lay canons at Wakefield for his work with ethnic minority groups since he arrived in Britain in 1955 from Barbados.
Mr Inniss, who was awarded an MBE in 1997, devoted his life to improving race relations in the Huddersfield area.
He finally retired as the chairman of Huddersfield Ethnic Minority Police Community Liaison Committee in April, after 29 years.
The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten, said of the six lay canons: "Each of these people is a practising Anglican and has made an outstanding contribution to the wider world."
Author Juliet Barker, international affairs worker Angela Byram, of Elland, Pinderfields Hospital medical director Keith Judkins, former Radio Leeds managing director Ashley Peatfield and composer Philip Wilby will join Mr Inniss as canons.