Jobs at the Cathedral

Job vacancies

Chester Cathedral has a rich and fascinating heritage. It is a living hub of prayer and worship, a centre of excellence in Church Music and plays a key role in the Christian community across Chester, the Wirral and Cheshire.

The post holder will be expected by the Chapter to undertake the responsibilities of Precentor of the cathedral, a position which will include:

  • Provide overall leadership of the cathedral’s worship and music and assist in its development
  • Playing a major role in the cathedral’s ministry and strategic leadership in collaboration with the cathedral Chapter
  • To contribute to the development of the cathedral as a place of Christian mission and learning
  • Provide oversight of the congregation Pastoral Care Team

An application pack can be downloaded here or from the Cathedral Executive Director Mrs Carolyn Bruce email:

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014 at 5.00pm

Interview dates: Monday 31 March 2014 and Tuesday 1 April 2014

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Chester Cathedral is seeking to appoint individuals to work across all areas of its visitor activities.

Candidates should have excellent communication and team working skills, an ability to work under pressure and an eye for detail.  

Primarily based within The Refectory café, the role will also provide cover within the Gift Shop, at the visitor welcome station and on the floor of the cathedral.  Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be physically fit and sympathetic to the cathedral’s primary purpose of Christian worship.

An application form can be downloaded here or a paper version can be obtained by telephoning Richard Cliff on (01244) 324756 or emailing

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 February 2014.



Please click here if you are interested in volunteering at Chester Cathedral. 

We are always interested to hear from high calibre individuals who feel their skills might benefit the working life of Chester Cathedral.

We welcome Volunteers with excellent people skills, trade skills or administrative skills, or with a strong desire to assist in liturgical activities or event front-of-house management. Volunteering is an excellent way in which to build up work experience and your CV while seeking full time employment. 

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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