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Cathedral Lay Staff

A great amount of work is required to keep Westminster Cathedral functioning, to maintain its fabric, and to host the many special events that take place. Behind the scenes, a large team of staff and volunteers ensures that the Cathedral is run efficiently and safely.

Cathedral Facilities Manager

Sarah Dorgan, Facilities Manager, is responsible for the daily organisation of the Cathedral and the practical side of staging concerts and other large events. Tel: 020 7798 9064

Commercial Manager

John Daly, Commercial Manager, oversees the Cathedral’s revenue raising operations, comprising the gift shop, tower lift, Cathedral hall hire, and other financial undertakings. Tel: 020 7798 9096

Head of Security

Alistair Calton, Head of Security, oversees the security operations for the entire Cathedral Estate. Tel: 020 7798 9055

Personal Assistant to the Cathedral Administrator

Elizabeth Arnot, Personal Assistant to the Administrator, has charge of the Administrator's diary; she also has responsibility for liaising between the Administrator and outside organizations, and acts as a source of knowledge and information essential to the running of the Cathedral. Tel: 020 7798 9062

Intern Assistant to the Sub-Administrator

Francis Thomas is responsible for assisting with administration and with the daily running of the Cathedral, especially by being responsible for organising the weekly liturgical rotas for Masses and Confessions. He is also responsible for Cathedral digital communications, especially our website and social media platforms. Tel: 020 7798 9179

Clergy House Reception

Lucia Gomez-Santos and Amanda Siravo, Clergy House Receptionists, provide a front-line service, answering the many personal emails and telephone calls to Clergy House.Tel:020 7798 9055 By email: chreception@rcdow.org.uk

Oremus

Fr John Scott is the Editor of Oremus, The Westminster Cathedral Magazine. He is aided by Sharon Jennings and a team of highly skilled volunteers. More details on the Oremus pages.

Finance Officer

Anne Marie Micallef, Finance Officer, helps with Cathedral complex daily finances and liaises with the diocesan financial authorities.

Guild of St John Southworth Coordinator

Anne Marie Micallef, Guild of St John Southworth Coordinator, is a part-time member of staff who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Guild of St John Southworth, which was established in early 2015 to welcome visitors to the Cathedral and offer them short guided tours. Tel: 020 7798 6067

Maintenance Department

Neil Fairbairn, Works Manager, is responsible for running the Cathedral’s Maintenance Department. He deals with organising works and projects around the Cathedral complex. His duties involve health and safety, fire safety and event planning. Tel: 020 7798 9054
Caroline Keogh, Assistant to the Works Manager, assists with the administration of the Maintenance Department. Her duties cover a whole range of issues in dealing with different tradesmen and craftsmen the Cathedral uses. Tel: 020 7798 9053
Bernie Young brings years of experience to the Cathedral's Maintenance Department. His role covers everything from repairs and carpentry in the Cathedral to dealing with practical arrangements for special events, when he works closely with the Cathedral electrician on lighting and PA.
Steve Wilbraham is the Cathedral electrician and deals with all the electrical needs in the Cathedral complex. Amongst his many duties he is responsible for the lighting during special events in the Cathedral.
Sam Holloway is the Maintenance Technician and is an invaluable member of the team. His work covers all aspects of the Maintenance Department and events.
Gary Jameson is the Cathedral painter and decorator and also helps out with other aspects of work done by the Maintenance Department.

Music Department

Martin Baker, Master of Music, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of music at the Cathedral, most notably the Cathedral's professional Choir, of which he is the principal conductor. His daily duties include training the choristers, planning music and directing the Choir at choral services.
Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music, plays for the majority of choral services and assists in the conducting of the Cathedral Choir. He plays a full role in all aspects of the Music Department, including the administration of the Sunday organ recital series and the provision of music for weddings and other special services.
Alexander Pott is the Organ Scholar, whose duties include playing daily for Morning Prayer, providing organ music for many of the non-choral services, assisting at the choral services and  providing administrative support for the department.
Madeline Smith and Jenny Alexandra Forsyth, Music Department Administrators, are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Music Department, from the accounting of the department's finances, to the planning of concerts and tours. They are the first point of contact for music-related enquiries. Tel: 020 7798 9057

Sacristans

Tom O’Brien, Rose Bermingham and Jerry Tavares, Sacristans, prepare the altar for Cathedral ceremonies and are responsible for the care of the vestments and sacred vessels used in the liturgy. They also monitor supplies of candles in the Cathedral.

Volunteer Coordinator

Mary Maxwell, Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer), is responsible for organising Cathedral volunteers, including Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Tel: 020 7798 9181

Westminster Cathedral Archivist and Historian

Miriam Power, Cathedral Archivist, maintains and provides access to the precious heritage of drawings, photographs and documents in the archive.
Patrick Rogers, Cathedral Historian (volunteer), oversees tours and carries out historical research on the Cathedral.

The Administrator is advised by a Finance and Planning Committee, who oversee the financial operations and budgeting of the Cathedral; a small Commercial sub-committee advises on the Cathedral's money-making operations. The Cathedral Art and Architecture Committee is an advisory body comprising architects, conservators and artists, who advise on the decoration and physical improvement of the Cathedral. The Complex Committee deals with practical and maintenance matters covering the Cathedral, Choir School and Archbishop's House; while the Fire/Health and Safety Committee considers upgrading and maintaining the fire systems and compliance with new Health and Safety legislation.