Faith & Worship

Week 39 - Susan Hampton

In this week's #BlessedIsShe, we meet Susan Hampton, member of the cathedral congregation.

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’m a member of the cathedral community. I am also on the rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and also Readers. I help with the Social Group and support the Social Justice Group.


How long have you been associated with the Cathedral?

I became a regular worshipper at the cathedral when I retired in 2001.


What first drew you to Bristol Cathedral?

What first drew me was the traditional style of worship in such an amazing building.


What have been some of your personal highlights?

The festivals throughout the year are always special, but taking part in the Festival Eucharist on Christmas Day 2016, which was televised, was a highlight. The Choral Evensong to mark the retirement of Mrs Mary Prior as Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol in February 2017 was truly memorable too.


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

I would like to see the cathedral welcoming people and groups from all aspects of Bristol life to the cathedral. Also I’d like to see the cathedral achieve the target for the appeal for the renovation of the organ and sound system.


What does the Cathedral mean for you?

It is a privilege to have regular access to such a beautiful building and to be part of the community.