Cathedral Clergy Team

Find below information regarding the Clergy team at Chester Cathedral


The Dean: The Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate         

The Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate is Dean of Chester and alongside his Cathedral responsibility is Visiting Professor of Theology and Medicine at the University of Chester, where he engages in research and teaches postgraduates in Science and Religion, and Bioethics. He is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists.

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The Vice Dean: Canon Peter Howell-Jones                                         

Canon Peter Howell-Jones is Vice Dean and oversees the day-to-day running of the Cathedral, the Cathedral estate and business enterprise.  He has primary responsibility for hospitality & welcome (Cathedral mission) together with engagement with the business community in Chester and across the region.

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Canon Precentor: The Revd Canon Jeremy Dussek


Canon Jeremy Dussek is the cathedral’s Precentor and Sacrist. The Precentor is the ‘Preces Cantor’ or ‘singer of the prayers’ and has prime responsibility for the ministry of worship. He oversees the planning and organisation of the Cathedral’s liturgy, services and music and also co-ordinates the pastoral care of the congregation.

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Residentiary Canon & Canon Chancellor: The Revd Canon Jane Brooke

Canon Jane Brooke is Canon Chancellor and Librarian. She is primarily responsible for the education work of the Cathedral and oversees the on-going development of the Cathedral library.

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Support Us

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There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


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Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

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Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

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