Chapter Clerk moving to post at Church Commissioners

It was announced today that Wendy Matthews, who has been Chapter Clerk since 2013 will be leaving us at the end of June. Wendy’s new post is Head of Pastoral and Closed Churches at the Church Commissioners.

Wendy has been an inspirational Chapter Clerk and she will be much-missed. With her exemplary patience and good humour, she has led the Cathedral through the increasingly complex demands facing all organisations. Quite apart from her impressive grasp of the minutiae of Cathedral life, Wendy is a friend to many in the Cathedral community and beyond; she has natural empathy and always finds time to draw alongside those in need.

Wendy's strong Christian faith not only informs her role as our Chapter Clerk but also means she contributes to our worshipping life in very many ways.

Whilst we will undoubtedly miss Wendy enormously, we congratulate her on her new role and wish her well for all that lies ahead. In these uncertain times it won't be possible to give Wendy a fitting send-off, but something will be organised once life returns to normal. In the meantime, Wendy leaves Bristol Cathedral with our heartfelt thanks, our love and our prayers.

Posted on 27th March 2020