Our People

Bradford Cathedral Staff.

Many different people and groups make up the community that is Bradford Cathedral.


The Cathedral community includes its clergy and staff, members of the congregation, volunteers, and friends.


When using the email addresses below please add bradfordcathedral.org after the @


Please note that the Cathedral Main Ofice number is 01274 777720


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Cathedral Staff

Dean Jerry Lepine.

The Dean

The Very Revd Jerry Lepine
Tel: 01274 777722

Canon Paul Maybury

Residentiary Canon - Canon Precentor

The Revd Canon Paul Maybury

Canon Mandy Coutts

Residentiary Canon - Canon for Mission and Pastoral Development

The Revd Canon Mandy Coutts

Sarah Field-Blesic.

Chief Operations Officer

Sarah Field-Blesic
Tel: 01274 777726

Maggie Myers.

Director of Education and Visitors

Maggie Myers
Tel: 01274 777720

Diane v2

Heritage Education

Diane Hadwen

David Worsley.

Head Verger

David Worsley
Tel: 01274 777724

Alex Berry.

Director of Music

Alex Berry
Tel: 01274 777 732 / 07507 456 741

Ed Jones.

Associate Organist

Dr Ed Jones

Ann Foster.

Choir Administrator

Ann Foster
01274 777725

PA to the Dean

Sandra Heaton
Tel: 01274 777723

Simon Dennis.

Director of Finance

Simon Dennis
Tel: 01274 77773

Julie Bowyer.


Julie Bowyer
Tel: 01274 777720

Philip Lickley

Communications, Marketing and Events

Philip Lickley
Tel: 01274 777734

Andy McCarthy

Income Development Officer

Andy McCarthy
Tel: 01274 777721

Charlie Murray.

Heritage Outreach & Resources Officer

Charlie Murray


  • David Worsley - Head Verger
  • John Paley - Assistant Verger

Ian Price

  • Ian Price - Assistant Verger

Dave Robinson.

  • Dave Robinson Assistant Verger


  • Joe Tarver Volunteer Verger
  • Brian Walker Volunteer Verger
  • Andrew Mooring Volunteer Verger
  • Sam Fletcher  Volunteer Verger

During the service itself, a verger's main duty is ceremonially to precede the religious participants as they move about the church; he or she does not typically take any speaking part in the service itself. It could be argued that a verger's main pride during a service lies in his or her inconspicuousness; vergers often play a very prominent role "behind the scenes" — helping to plan the logistical details of service and discreetly shepherding the clergy through it. (In some churches these latter duties are handled by a Master of Ceremonies, while the verger functions as a sort of marshal in the procession.)


At Bradford, in addition to the normal liturgical duties, our vergers also look after the sound desk and security at services and other Cathedral events.


Bradford Cathedral currently has a Head Verger, three assistant Vergers and a number of volunteer vergers.  We are, however, always on the lookout for additional volunteer vergers who would be willing to share the load.


The Cathedral could not operate without its volunteers. Our Churchwardens do a wonderful job supporting the clergy. Other volunteers include:-

  • Servers
  • Lay Assistants
  • Healing Team
  • Sidesmen
  • Refreshment teams
  • Flower arrangers
  • Education team and welcomers
  • Artspace committee and volunteers
  • Children’s work on a Sunday
  • Choir parents