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Cathedral Café Manager

Simon opened the refurbished Cathedral Café on 28th June 2012. He has lived and worked in London as a chef for 26 years before deciding to relocate to Derby, his childhood home. Simon specialises in soups, cakes and quiches and his reputation for good quality homemade food is beginning to spread!

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: simon@derbycathedral.org

Cathedral Bookshop Manager

Peter opened Derby Cathedral bookshop on 18th June 2012. He has over 28 years’ experience of working in the Christian books and gifts field in Derby city centre alone and joined us following the closure of Wesley Owen. Peter is passionate about ensuring that Derby retains a Christian bookshop, believing (as we all do) that it provides a much valued service to Derby, Derbyshire and beyond.

Tel: 01332 227660
Email: peter.goddard@derbycathedral.org

Joe Grimoldby

Appointed in February 2015, Joe originally joined the Cathedral as an apprentice before obtaining a permanent position. He is one of the Church of England's youngest employees. A Derbeian to the core, he is proud to be a part of the Vergers team. 

Verger

Dave has been a member of the Cathedral congregation for 12 years, firstly in the pews and then as a server.  From 2011 until the present day Dave has worked as a part-time Verger.

Dave enjoys spending time on his allotment, loves travelling and is a keen Derby County supporter.

Canons' Verger

Mat has worked at the Cathedral since March 2005. Mat looks after the building, keeping it clean and tidy as well as setting up and taking part in the daily round of services. Mat's role also involves assisting the Clergy on a day-to-day basis. 

Mat originally trained as a chef and worked in the Hospitality industry until starting at the Cathedral. 

Mat was baptised and confirmed after joining the Cathedral which he says was "a great experience" making him feel "much more a part of the Christian faith & community." 

Mat's interests outside of work include walking, playing snooker and going to the Cinema and when time allows, Mat is a keen golf player. 

 

Head Verger

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: deansverger@derbycathedral.org

Assistant Director of Music

Edward joined the staff at Derby Cathedral in September 2017, having previously held posts at Worcester College Oxford, Tewkesbury Abbey, Dean Close School Cheltenham and Southwell Minster. His role at the Cathedral involves assisting Hugh in the administration of the Music Department, playing the organ for most choral services, teaching the choristers and directing the Voluntary Choir. Edward also directs the University Choir, and accompanies Bingham and district Choral Society. Having been a chorister himself, he has a particular passion for the music of the Anglican liturgy. When he isn’t practising or answering emails, he can often be found drinking, eating, walking, or any combination of the above.

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: edward@derbycathedral.org

Director of Music

Hugh Morris joined the Cathedral team in January 2015. He leads the music department and is much enjoying immersing himself in the life of the Cathedral and city. An experienced and accomplished choir trainer, organist, and trained teacher, with a passion for a wide range of music both sacred and secular, he has worked in a number of different Cathedrals, churches and schools up and down the country, including Salisbury Cathedral, Hexham Abbey, and, most recently, Christchurch Priory. He particularly enjoys working with young people, which is now largely with the two teams of choristers in the Cathedral choirs.

Hugh is married to Sarah, a part-time GP. They have two daughters aged 10 and 12, both of whom also love music. When not at work Hugh enjoys eating Sarah's excellent cooking, pulling on walking boots and heading off into the countryside, and DIY.

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: hugh@derbycathedral.org

University Chaplains

Adam joined Derby Cathedral in the Spring of 2014. The main focus of his work is as Anglican Chaplain at the University. Prior to arriving, Adam was in Dorset where he had been living as part of two different Christian communities, latterly at Hilfield Friary with the Anglican Franciscans, and prior to that at The Pilsdon Community, living alongside those struggling with poor mental health, addiction, and homelessness. He has also worked in parishes in inner-city Portsmouth and Worcestershire. Adam is married to Teresa and enjoys many things in life including the countryside, sport, and the arts (both high and low culture!)

Tel: 01332 591878
Email: a.dickens@derby.ac.uk 

 

Diocesan Secretary and Chapter Steward

Rachel was delighted to join the Cathedral in January 2015 as Chapter Steward.  She lived in Derby until she was 18 then moved around the UK managing different businesses.  Prior to the Cathedral she worked for YMCA for 9 years managing diverse operations and governance.  Rachel is also a Board Member and trustee at Midlands Community Finance. She lives in Derby enjoys live music and is a regular at Derby County games.

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: rachel@derbycathedral.org

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