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Canon Chancellor

The Crown, with the Bishop of Bristol and the Dean, is seeking to appoint a Canon Chancellor to Bristol Cathedral.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in a small and very focussed cathedral team in a great city and diocese. The cathedral’s determination to be generous in invitation and serious in engagement has recently prompted a lively commitment to social justice, and a deeper interest in the arts. We welcome more people, more often. Finances are secure and there is an impressive programme for renewing the fabric of the cathedral. The Canon Chancellor will help us sustain a proper focus on faith and on community.

Closing date for applications: 09.30am, on Tuesday 29 May 2018
Candidates for interview will need to arrive in Bristol on the evening of Sunday 10 June. Interviews will be held on Monday 11 June. 

If you would like a conversation about the post please contact:

The Dean on 0117 946 8185
 Chapter Clerk on 0117 946 8172

Applications should be sent by email to: sarah.morris@bristol-cathedral.co.uk 

Information to download:

Bass Lay Clerkship

From September 2018, a vacancy will arise in the Cathedral Choir for the position of Bass Lay Clerk.

There have been Lay Clerks singing at Bristol Cathedral since its foundation in 1542. Indeed, the names of the first six Lay Clerks are known. The Lay Clerks (two altos, two tenors, two basses) sing six services a week, as well as special services, recitals, concerts, broadcasts, and biennial international tours. 

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 June, 2018

Information Pack

Application Form

For more information, or to return completed application forms, please email the Music Administrator.



Choral Scholarships

From September 2018, vacancies will arise in the Cathedral Choir for an Alto Choral Scholar and a Bass Choral Scholar.

This is open to students of the University of Bristol or the University of the West of England, or those of student age, and usually lasts for three years. 

It is an opportunity for young singers to develop their talents, learning from the Lay Clerks, and sing as part of a Cathedral Choir which has enjoyed great success in recent years, including singing live on BBC One on Christmas Day 2016, appearing in part on the TV series The White Princess, cut a brand new Cathedral Choir CD, and regularly broadcasts Choral Evensong live on BBC Radio 3. 

For more information, please see the document Choral Scholarships at Bristol Cathedral, or be in touch with the Master of the Choristers & Organist, Mark Lee, or the Music Administrator, Tim Popple.


Cathedral Gift Shop Volunteer

Do you enjoy welcoming visitors to the Cathedral? Would you like to develop your skills in the retail sector, or do you have previous experience that you'd like to share? We are looking for enthusiastic and interested volunteers who can spare a day, a morning or afternoon, to volunteer in the Cathedral Gift Shop.

Our gift shop is usually open from Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and closes slightly earlier on Saturday at 3.00pm.

We stock a wide range of gifts and books including:

If you're interested in this opportunity or you'd like to know more, please contact Richard Greatrex on 01179 544824, or at richard@aslanchristianbooks.co.uk.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at the Cathedral click here.