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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. 

 

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

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.  In 2017, Rachel additionally took on the role of Diocesan Secretary and Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance whilst remaining the strategic lead at the Cathedral in a role innovative across the Church of England.  Rachel grew up in Derby then moved around the UK managing different businesses. She has worked across corporate, charity and third- sector businesses before joining the Church of England.  Rachel is also Chair of Trustees at DHA (Direct Help and Advice), The Derby Law Centre.

Tel: 01332 388650
Email: rachel.morris@derby.anglican.org

 

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.

Lay member of Chapter

David joined the chapter in March 2010. He was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 2006-7 and has since taken a keen interest in the Cathedral. He is a Chartered Surveyor in general practice and combines this with farming and landowning interests at Cubley where he and his family have lived for 30 years.

David is married to Jane,a non-stipendiary priest in the South Dales & Longford 8 benefices. They have four children and three grandchildren. If ever marooned on a desert island, David would insist on a guitar as his luxury.

Lay member of Chapter

Mark is a lay member of the Chapter and Chair of the Chapter’s finance committee, as well as being a former Warden of the Cathedral. He is also treasurer of Edensor Parish in the Peak District, where he lives. He is, in addition, Executive Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance.

 

Acting Dean

Elizabeth came to Derby in 2014 from a team parish in Witney and an earlier curacy in Somerset; originally from Edinburgh, she is gradually working her way north. Before she was ordained she taught English in schools in Edinburgh and Wells. She has walked to Santiago de Compostela twice and is always wondering where to walk next. Her role as Canon Missioner is to explore, begin conversations and create links. In 2017 she was appointed Sub-Dean. From October 2019 until the installation of a new Dean of Derby, Elizabeth will be Acting Dean.

Tel: 01332 341201
Email: missioner@derbycathedral.org

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