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The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle

Dean of Bristol

The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle

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
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The Revd Canon Nicola Stanley

Canon Precentor

The Revd Canon Nicola Stanley

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.  

The Revd Canon Nicola Stanley
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The Revd Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough

Canon Theologian

The Revd Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough

Canon Martin is responsble for developing Cathedral and Diocese ties with the wider city around issues of national and international concern, including social, economic and environmental justice. Alongisde the Dean of Bristol, Martin shares the responsibility for theological reflection on what it means to look for the signs of the Kingdom in the life of the city and Diocese.  He takes a lead in coordinating theological conversation and is also Professor of Development Politics at the University of Bristol.

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The Revd Sarah Evans

Cathedral Chaplain, Minor Canon

The Revd Sarah Evans

As Cathedral Chaplain, Sarah carries out some of the Cathedral's important pastoral care, including home and hospital visits.

The Revd Sarah Evans
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Canon Jon Cannon

Lay Canon, Keeper of the Fabric

Canon Jon Cannon

Canon Jon Cannon is the Cathedral's 'Keeper of the Fabric'.  While his academic specialism is medieval church architecture, especially that of the Bristol area, his writing ranges across a range of concerns connected to place, sacredness and religious architecture in England. He is the author of Cathedral: The Great English Cathedrals and the World that Made Them (2008); the Secret Language of Sacred Spaces (2013); Medieval Church Architecture (2015) and other volumes; he also presented BBC4's How to Build a Cathedral. He is in demand as a public speaker and tour leader. Jon is responsible for overseeing the Cathedral's management of its fabric and precincts. 

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Canon John Savage CBE

Lay Canon, Canon Treasurer

Canon John Savage CBE

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

Canon John Savage CBE
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Canon Anthony Brown

Lay Canon

Canon Anthony Brown

Anthony is a prominent and well-known figure in Bristol. His professional interests involve directorships of TRB Holdings Ltd, TR Brown & Sons Ltd and Folly Farm Centre Ltd. Anthony`s community and charitable interests include Avon Wildlife Trust and the Basil Brown Charitable Trust. He is President of the Colston Research Society and a member of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England.

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Wendy Matthews

Chapter Clerk

Wendy Matthews

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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Kerry Vernon

Assistant to the Chapter Clerk

Kerry Vernon

Kerry supports the work of the Chapter Clerk, with particular emphasis on site permissions, health & safety, projects and the cathedral database

Kerry Vernon
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Sarah Morris

Executive Assistant

Sarah Morris

Sarah has several areas of responsibility.  She is the 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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Naomi Miller

Development Director

Naomi Miller

Naomi is responsible for fundraising at the Cathedral, taking the lead on donations, gifts in wills and relationships with Trusts, Foundations and Corporate Supporters. She leads the Cathedral's communications group and is heavily involved with creating new links and partnerships with other attractions and organisations across the city and region.

Naomi Miller
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Wendy Pradalie

Administrative Assistant

Wendy Pradalie

Wendy looks after the adminsitration for Bristol Cathedral Trust, the Fitzhardinge Society and the Friends of Bristol Cathedral

Wendy Pradalie
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Mark Lee

Master of the Choristers & Organist

Mark Lee

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 Popple

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

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 Taylor

Frances is the Education Officer.  She is currently on away on maternity leave.

Frances Taylor
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Fiona Dorman

Education Support Assistant

Fiona Dorman

Fiona leads Cathedral Kids at Sunday services and supports our work with schools

Fiona Dorman
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Gemma Dececio

Education Officer

Gemma Dececio

Gemma is the Education Officer, while Frances is away on maternity leave.  She is responsible for our work with primary and seconday schools and arranges our family activities.

Gemma Dececio
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Glynn Usher

Head Verger, Sub Sacrist

Glynn Usher

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

Deputy Head Verger

Roger Dubois

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

Roger Dubois
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Nigel Nash

Assistant Verger

Nigel Nash

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 Graham

Chrissie provides support to the Cathedral's finance department.

Chrissie Graham
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Caroline Wren

Café Manager

Caroline Wren

Caroline is responsible for the Café. She oversees its operation and ensures it runs properly.

Caroline Wren
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Dyon Campbell

Café Assistant Manager

Dyon assists Caroline in running the Café.

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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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