Canon Precentor

  • Clergy
  • Derby

Derby Cathedral

We are seeking a colleague with energy and imagination to lead on the development of inspirational worship and music which is at the heart of Derby Cathedral’s strategic vision.

A new Canon Precentor will join in with what God is already doing amongst us and share in the Cathedral’s senior leadership team by working in partnership with both lay and ordained colleagues.

We have a stimulating high quality choral offer that is growing across all our choirs.

We are developing exciting programmes to reach even more children and young people with the joys of singing.

We aspire to reach out widely with our music, attracting many to enjoy the riches of Derby Cathedral and experience God in new ways.

Our new Canon Precentor will have oversight over music and worship and will be a source of encouragement to the many who participate in Cathedral music.

As a creative leader, you will strengthen the Chapter and enjoy working in partnership with our key stakeholders in the city and the county of Derbyshire.

You will enable the Cathedral community to deepen its engagement with spirituality, discipleship, and mission through developing appropriate forms of liturgy that enable us to extend our reach to new audiences and groups.

If you have a vision for developing worship and music in a Cathedral that is committed to a deep engagement with its context and set in a vibrant city and beautiful county, then we would love to hear from you and talk about your hopes for your next move!

Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 31st July 2024

Cathedral Visits: Monday 2nd September 2024
Interviews: Tuesday 3rd September 2024

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