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Cathedral Warden and Safeguarding Link for Children 

Gwyneth has been a regular worshipper at the Cathedral since 1975 when she joined the choir as a 9 year old. Over the years she has enjoyed volunteering in various roles around the Cathedral. Currently she is a warden, child safeguarding link, and she also washes and irons some of the white linen. Also Gwyneth is a soprano of the Voluntary Choir and Derby Choristers. She is a primary school catering supervisor. Married in 1990 at the Cathedral to Robert an engineer at Rolls Royce and they now have two grown up children. 

Cathedral Warden

Dave has returned to the role of Cathedral Warden along with his roles on Ministry of Welcome and the Social Committee, he is also involved in helping the vergers department especially on the maintenance and repair tasks.

His career prior to retirement was mainly in the aerospace industry and was a director of a local engineering company. He is still an active member of the Scouting movement and being a keen walker, is involved in the organisation of competitive walking competitions for Derbyshire Scouts. He is also involved in local amateur dramatics – backstage.

Head Server 

John's primary role is to organise and train the servers who assist the clergy in the Cathedral's main services. John has been involved with the Cathedral for over 50 years.A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, John worked for engineering companies in Derby until retirement and served as a Magistrate for over 20 years. He has been involved in Scouting since he was a boy and continues to assist when required. John was awarded an MBE for services to the Scouting movement in 2016. 
Keeper of the Treasures 
Derek has been a server at both the Cathedral and Bridge Chapel for over 30 years. Following his early retirement from staff of Lloyds Bank in 2003 he became a member of the Cathedral’s team of visitor guides. With the opening of the Cathedral Treasury in 2003 by HM the Queen, he has been responsible for the maintenance of the Treasury. Derek liaises with parishes in the Derby Diocese who wish to loan their silver etc for exhibition and is always available to parishes to talk about their silver and textiles conservation. A Vice President of Derby Civic Society and former Chairman of The Friends of Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derek is always keen to promote Derby’s great industrial and cultural heritage. 

T: 01332 341201 
Schools Education Officer
Viv joined the Cathedral staff in 2010 having worshipped at the Cathedral for more than 20 years. Born in Nottingham she is an experienced primary school teacher having worked in Derby City and County for many years as a music specialist, which she combines with her role at the Cathedral. When not teaching she enjoys singing in the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir and Derby Choristers. She loves world travel, gardening, good food and the company of family and friends. She is secretly quite fond of fast cars and Star Trek.


Diary and Events Coordinator

Laura joined the Cathedral in June 2015 in the role of Diary and Events Coordinator. Laura’s background is in event management and she previously ran events for a number of organisations including the University of Derby.

A Fashion studies Graduate from the University of Derby, Laura still enjoys making and creating in her spare time and can often be found with a project or two on the go. Laura is from Derby originally and after spending time living in London and New York returned home a few years ago. When not working Laura likes to make the most of the local music and art scene within the city.

T: 01332 341201.  

PA to the Dean, Canon Precentor and Director of Music

Lucille’s role is to provide administrative support to the Dean, Canon Precentor and the Director of Music in the Cathedral office. From producing the clergy daily and Sunday rota to helping organise Cathedral and civic services, Lucille is kept busy and challenged on a daily basis.

Lucille is a self confessed ‘history nerd’ with a love for architecture, especially Cathedrals. She is also a keen Nottingham Forest supporter which she finds ‘challenging’ working in the centre of Derby!

T: 01332 341201.

PA to the Chapter Steward

Kim has worked in the Cathedral Office for many years. Kim is an active member of the Cathedral congregation and assists as a volunteer on the stewarding team. In her spare time Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends and trips to London to see her daughter.

T: 01332 341201.

Development Officer

Alex joined the Cathedral in July 2015 as Development Officer.  He came to Derby in 2012 after almost ten years working for Dudley Zoo, and completed his PhD in British Film History soon afterwards. Alex is a keen allotmenteer, a reader and collector of 1950s paperbacks, a real ale buff and a British film historian. His background leading audience development initiatives for some of Derby's prominent arts and culture providers alongside HLF project management experience at Derby Open Centre made him ideal for this role. 
T: 01332 341201.

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