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Revd Robert Coupland appointed Sacrist at St Paul's

St Paul's is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Robert Coupland will be joining the Liturgical Team as Sacrist from the beginning of October. Together with the Precentor and Succentor he will share in the preparation and delivery of our Cathedral services.

Robert is currently serving his title post in Brighton as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of St Michael and All Angels and St Paul’s. There he also serves as priest-sequestrator at St Bartholomew’s Church, one of Sussex’s most iconic parish churches, and as a volunteer chaplain to the YCMA DownsLink Group. Prior to this, Robert undertook his formation and theological studies at Westcott House, Cambridge. Before going to Cambridge, he worked as Pastoral Assistant at St Matthew’s, Westminster – a long-established scheme for those discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Robert grew up in Yorkshire and previously pursued a career in early years education. 

The Reverend Canon James Milne, Precentor writes: ‘We are delighted that Robert will be joining us in the autumn. He brings a range of skills and experiences and we look forward to his contribution to our worshipping life.’

Robert writes: ‘I am both humbled and grateful by the trust placed in me by Bishop Sarah and the Chapter of St Paul’s. As a pastoral assistant I was struck by the rich worshipping life of the Diocese. I therefore look forward to returning to London to join the Cathedral community and, as Sacrist, to support the prayer and worship of London’s people and many visitors.’

Robert will be Licensed and Installed by the Bishop of London during Choral Evensong at 3.15pm on Sunday 6th October.