The Chapter and Clergy
The Cathedral is run by the Chapter - a bit like a Board of Directors who agree the strategy for the Cathedral and make the important decisions. As well as the Canons, there are 3 Lay Members who bring their experience of other fields of work to bear on the decisions of the Chapter.
The Dean leads the cathedral community in its mission and ministry. He chairs the Cathedral Chapter which co-ordinates the work of staff, volunteers and all those who share in the witness of Gloucester Cathedral. The Dean is the Senior Priest in a diocese and works closely with the Bishop.
The Precentor is in charge of the services in the Cathedral and the music for them. The music staff and the Vergers work for him.
The Canon Chancellor is particularly responsible for the ministry of welcome to visitors, working with staff and volunteers in the Cathedral’s Education Centre, Library and Archives, Shop and Coffee Shop and other areas of Cathedral life, to ensure that all who come have an enjoyable experience at Gloucester Cathedral. Celia will be working closely with the Project Pilgrim Team in developing life-long learning opportunities at the Cathedral.
Archdeacon of Gloucester
Archdeacons have a particular responsibility for church buildings and for getting the very best from our buildings for the welfare of clergy and their families and for the "nitty gritty" of actioning decisions and making sure things work well - for the sake of the Gospel.
Combining the job of Archdeacon with that of a Residentiary Canon means that Jackie works with others to strengthen and develop those all important links between the cathedral, the Bishop and the parishes of the diocese.
Nikki is Rector of the Benefice of the City Centre with Hempsted. Through her ministry as parish priest, the Cathedral is involved in mission and outreach to the City of Gloucester.
The Director of the Department of Mission and Ministry
Andrew Braddock leads the Department of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester, supporting lay people and clergy in their varied work and callings. As a Residentiary Canon, Andrew has a particular interest in areas relating to mission and discipleship.
Dame Janet is a Lay Member of Chapter. She is Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. Amongst her many professional interests, she is Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and she was formerly the Principal of the University of Gloucestershire.
Bernard Day has wide experience of the business world and was Chairman of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. He was the Chairman of the 2010 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester.
The Cathedral also has other clergy in addition to those on the Chapter, with specific ministries in a number of areas.