St Paul's Cathedral - Interim Minor Canon

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Clergy

The Cathedral is seeking an Anglican priest experienced in cathedral worship and ministry to provide assistance in its busy Liturgical Department. The staffing of the department normally comprises the Precentor and two Minor Canons (the Succentor and the Sacrist) together with two administrators and our Print Room Assistant.

In summer 2018 it was announced that Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul’s, has been appointed as Vice-Dean and Precentor at Durham Cathedral. He will commence his ministry there in November. The Cathedral will need help with cover during the vacancy in the department: the commencement of the appointment will be by mutual agreement, but with the aim of having cover in place by the beginning of December.

The Cathedral is seeking an Anglican priest experienced in cathedral worship and ministry to provide assistance in its busy Liturgical Department. The staffing of the department normally comprises the Precentor and two Minor Canons (the Succentor and the Sacrist) together with two administrators and our Print Room Assistant.

In summer 2018 it was announced that Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul’s, has been appointed as Vice-Dean and Precentor at Durham Cathedral. He will commence his ministry there in November. The Cathedral will need help with cover during the vacancy in the department: the commencement of the appointment will be by mutual agreement, but with the aim of having cover in place by the beginning of December.

To undertake duties on behalf of the Chapter under the direction of the Acting Head of the Liturgy Department (or Precentor when one is installed), to include such tasks as:

  • Preaching and presiding as needed
  • Officiating at Morning and Evening Prayer, and (singing and leading prayers) at Matins and Evensong
  • Administration in the liturgical office: statutory orders of service and proof reading
  • Copy writing and editing of material in liturgy and music
  • Working with others to plan, prepare and execute regular and special services and events
  • Leading pilgrimage tours with specific groups
  • Working pastorally and ministerially in the cathedral community according to need, which may include for example: work with choristers and vicars-choral; Schools and Families Learning and Adult Learning support; wedding and baptism ministry (including administration and preparation); faith development; working with and supporting staff and volunteers.
  • an Anglican priest with a breadth of prior ministerial experience
  • committed to the discipline of daily worship and with an empathy for cathedral ministry
  • able to sing satisfactorily the settings used at St Paul's, and with experience of leading cathedral prayer and worship
  • able to lead worship and preach in an inspiring way
  • experienced in managing complex rotas
  • competent and experienced in all aspects of liturgical management and execution in a busy cathedral, including overseeing planning and delivery of special services as well as regular worship
  • experienced in leading occasional offices
  • experienced in liaising with a wide range of staff, departments, volunteers, worshippers and members of the public, confident and reassuring in leading and supporting others
  • with the experience and gravitas to represent the cathedral to a wide range of partners and organisations
  • experienced in pastoral care of children as well as adults, including leading school assemblies, and with experience of teaching and training
  • able to be flexible and undertake a wide variety of tasks according to need in a changing environment
  • enjoys working in a team, copes well when under pressure, gracious with their own and others’ mistakes, wanting to learn and grow
  • with a robust constitution and spiritual life, able to cope with uncertainty and change.

The Mission statement of the Cathedral

Our Mission:

St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.

Our Vision priorities:

We work with care and imagination to be a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage.

We work with the Bishop and Diocese of London and the wider church, to be a spiritual focus for the people of London, the nation and the world.

We aim to do this with confidence, compassion and creativity, promoting dignity and justice for everyone.

Our Values:

  • Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control;
  • To uphold integrity, honesty and openness in what we do;
  • To aim for the highest possible standards in everything we do, acknowledging that we cannot do everything;
  • To make our operations as just and as sustainable as we can;
  • To foster and encourage diversity, being inclusive and challenging to ourselves as well as others.