Faith & Worship

Week 24 - Sarah Lowes

In this week's #BlessedIsShe, we meet Sarah Lowes, one of our team of assistant vergers and café staff.

In this centenary year of women's suffrage, we are celebrating the women who play important roles in the daily life of the Cathedral community.

Each Saturday of the year, we will be sharing a different story here and across our social media. 

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What’s your connection with Bristol Cathedral?

I work part time as an Assistant Verger, on the stage crew and have recently started working in the Cathedral Café.


How long have you been associated with the Cathedral?

Almost a year now, I started early last summer.


What first drew you to Bristol Cathedral?

I was an unemployed and studying at the University of Bristol, and I had a friend who worked part-time here. He recommended it as a relaxed and friendly work environment; as a student this is pretty hard to come by, and it’s a whole lot better than doing night shifts in a supermarket like most of my friends.  


What have been some of your personal highlights?

Christmas was a lovely time to work as I got to see all the choir services I probably wouldn’t have been able to attend otherwise - plus we got free hot drinks!


What would you like to see the Cathedral doing over the next few years?

I’m not too familiar with the day to day running of the cathedral, but I’ve heard a lot of hubbub about the organ, so it’ll be nice when that’s all fixed.

And more funding going into buying biscuits for Vergers.


What does the Cathedral mean for you?

The cathedral means both not having to do the uninteresting and tedious jobs that most students are forced to do to support themselves; I can do work that I enjoy, but which also allows me to study without having to worry about my finances.