About us

Who we are

The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, MA

The Dean

The Dean is head of the cathedral foundation, he chairs the Cathedral Chapter, and with the Chapter directs the mission and ministry of the cathedral. He exercises leadership in the cathedral's worship, preaching and prayer. He represents the cathedral in the diocese and is a crucial important point of contact between the city and the diocese. He is the senior priest in the diocese and shares in the Bishop's oversight of the diocese. He is a member of the Bishop's Staff and Diocesan Synod.

The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, MA
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The Revd Canon Nicola Stanley

Canon Precentor

Nicola is primarily responsible for worship and liturgy in the Cathedral.  She also has the over-arching responsiblity for the Cathedral choir and our musicians.  

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The Revd Canon Robert Bull

The Canon Pastor

Robert is responsible for the community life of the cathedral, co-ordinating our shared response to the mission and teaching of the Church. He works with the cathedral staff and many volunteers as we welcome visitors, care for our different congregations and seek to develop the role of the Cathedral and its spiritual identity within the context of a great city. He also has oversight of the important work we do with local schools and young people.

The Revd Canon Robert Bull
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Canon Jon Cannon

Keeper of the Fabric

Canon Jon Cannon is the Cathedral's 'Keeper of the Fabric'.  An architectural historian by background he is responsible for overseeing the Cathedral's management of its fabric and precincts. 

Canon Jon Cannon
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Canon John Savage CBE

Canon Treasurer

John has responsibility for the financial portfolio on the Cathedral Chapter.  

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Wendy Matthews

Chapter Clerk

Wendy is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Cathedral.  Her responsibilities include finance, fabric, events, HR, health and safety and child protection. 

Wendy Matthews
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Naomi Miller

Development Director

Naomi is responsible for the charitable arm of the Cathedral, the Bristol Cathedral Trust. She is Trust Secretary to the Trust and the key contact for enquiries about donations, leaving a legacy, corporate engagment and fundraising projects.

Naomi Miller
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Wendy Pradalie

Administrative Assistant

Wendy provides general administrative support to the Dean and Chapter and the Bristol Cathedral Trust.

Wendy Pradalie
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Sarah Morris

Executive Assistant

Sarah has several areas of responsibility.  She is Dean's PA and also coordinates the Cathedral diary and events schedule.  She is the first point of contact for anyone wanting to arrange a special service, event or concert at the Cathedral.  She can also arrange guided tours and provide advice about our volunteer groups. 

Sarah Morris
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Mark Lee

Master of the Choristers & Organist

Mark is responsible for the training, direction, and management of the Cathedral’s music, notably the Cathedral Choirs.

Mark Lee
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Tim Popple

Music Administrator

Tim supports the musical and liturgical work of the Cathedral, and is the main point of contact for the Cathedral Choir and for visiting choirs.

Tim Popple
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Paul Walton

Assistant Organist and Director of the Cathedral Consort

Paul Walton accompanies and assists in the training of the Cathedral Choir, gives regular recitals, and directs the Cathedral Consort and the Cathedral Chamber Choir. More information on Paul can be found on his website.

Paul Walton
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Frances Taylor

Education Officer

Frances is our new Education Officer.  She is responsible for our work with primary and seconday schools.  

Frances Taylor
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Glynn Usher

Head Verger

Glynn is responsible for the Verger team who oversee the day-to-day running of the Cathedral's services, concerts and events. Their responsibilities include; security, first aid, health and safety and the general maintenance and management of the Cathedral building and precincts.

Glynn Usher
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Roger Dubois

Verger

The Vergers are responsible for maintenance and management of the Cathedral. They also perform a role in worship and special events.

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Louisa Pittman

Verger

The Vergers are responsible for maintenance and management of the Cathedral. They also perform a role in worship and special events.

Louisa Pittman
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Nigel Nash

Assistant Verger

The Vergers are responsible for maintenance and management of the Cathedral. They also perform a role in worship and special events.

Nigel Nash
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Chrissie Graham

Accounts Assistant

Chrissie provides support to the Cathedral's finance department.

Chrissie Graham
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Andy Webb

Finance Manager

Andy Webb is the Finance Manager.  He divides his time between the Cathedral office, the Diocese and the Diocesan Academies.  

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