Who We Are & Contacts
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Minor Canons and Priest Vicar
There are three full-time clergy working at St Paul's who are part of its ministry and mission team, but are not members of Chapter. Two are Minor Canons with particular areas of specialist responsibility, including ceremonial and musical. The Chaplain is responsible for the pastoral care of the Cathedral, with the Canon Pastor.
The Reverend Rosemary Morton - Succentor
The Succentor has responsibility for music, as well as working on the daily services and liturgical events. Having trained at Westcott House in Cambridge, Rosemary was ordained in 2010 and served her curacy in the Diocese of Chelmsford. Prior to ordination she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, studying both modern and historical performance, and continues to enjoy a career as a professional bassoonist. Rosemary is currently studying for an MA in Christian Liturgy at Sarum College in Salisbury.
The Reverend Robert Coupland - Sacrist
The Sacrist has responsibility for liturgy, as well as working on the daily services and liturgical events. Robert worked as Pastoral Assistant at St Matthew's, Westminster - a long-established scheme for those discerning a vocation to the priesthood and went on to train at Westcott House, Cambridge. Prior to St Paul's, Robert was Assistant Curate in the Benefice of St Michael and All Angels and St Paul’s. There he also served as priest-sequestrator at St Bartholomew’s Church and as a volunteer chaplain to the YCMA DownsLink Group.
The Reverend Paula Hollingsworth - Chaplain
The Reverend Paula Hollingsworth is Chaplain at St Paul's Cathedral. The Chaplain’s main responsibility is in offering pastoral support to the Cathedral community and to visitors. She also plays a part in leading Cathedral services. Before coming to St Paul’s, Paula held a variety of roles in parish and cathedral ministry, teaching, training and spiritual direction in Somerset, Birmingham and Leicester. Paula was in the first cohort of women who were ordained as priests in 1994. Before ordination she taught maths in Uganda.