Lay member of Chapter
Val has worshipped at Derby Cathedral since 1987 and became a lay member of the Chapter in April 2014. Val is the mother of two sons who were both head choristers in the Cathedral Choir and she also sings with the Cathedral Voluntary Choir.
Before retirement, Val worked with children with special educational needs in both mainstream and special schools and was a school governor. When not at the Cathedral, she loves spending time with her grandchildren, enjoys bird-watching and visiting National Trust properties.