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Hereford Priest appointed as Succentor of St Paul's

The Chapter of St Paul’s is delighted to announce the appointment of a Hereford priest to the role of Succentor at the Cathedral.

The Reverend Jonathan Coore has been appointed to take up the position, as one of the Cathedral’s three Minor Canons.

41-year-old Jonathan is currently Associated Minister at St Peter’s Church in Hereford and will move to London with his wife, Emma, and three children in the autumn.

Originally from Birmingham, Jonathan was ordained in Hereford five years ago. He studied at Trinity College Bristol.

Speaking about his appointment, he said: "I feel a genuine and deep sense of privilege to have been given the opportunity to work at St Paul’s Cathedral. We look forward to moving to London to take up this new challenge in our lives.”

The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor at St Paul’s said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Jonathan to St Paul’s Cathedral and we hope that he, Emma and their family are greatly fulfilled and very happy as a result of Jonathan’s new ministry here at St Paul’s Cathedral.”

As Succentor, Jonathan will contribute to the liturgical and musical life of St Paul’s alongside his fellow Minor Canons and the Precentor.

He replaces the Reverend Andrew Hammond who begins a new ministry as Vicar at St Mary’s, Willesden, in the autumn.