Our People

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 Office number is 01274 777720


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Cathedral Staff

The Dean

The Very Revd Jerry Lepine
Tel: 01274 777722
Mobile: 07957 246 266

Dean Jerry Lepine.

Residentiary Canon - Canon Precentor

The Revd Canon Paul Maybury
Mobile: 07496 968 234

Canon Paul Maybury

Residentiary Canon - Canon for Mission and Pastoral Development

The Revd Canon Mandy Coutts

Canon Mandy Coutts

Chief Operating Officer

Andy McCarthy
Tel: 01274 777726

Andy McCarthy.


EA to Chief Operating Officer & Director of Finance 

Jasmin Brearton
Tel: 01274 777726

Jasmin Brearton.


Director of Education and Visitors

Maggie Myers
Tel: 01274 777720

Maggie Myers.

Heritage Education

Diane Hadwen

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Head Verger

David Worsley
Tel: 01274 777724

David Worsley.

Director of Music

Alex Berry
Tel: 01274 777 725 / 07507 456 741

Alex Berry.

Assistant Director of Music / Sub-organist

Graham Thorpe

01274 777 732
07507 455 979.

Graham Thorpe.


Choir Matron

Daniel Lappin
07403 666091


Daniel Lappin


Music Administrator

Luke Johnson


Luke Johnson.


PA to the Dean

Sandra Heaton
Tel: 01274 777736

Sandra Heaton

Director of Finance

Simon Dennis

Simon Dennis.


Julie Bowyer
Tel: 01274 777720

Julie Bowyer.

Communications, Marketing and Events

Philip Lickley
Tel: 01274 777734

Philip Lickley

Income Development Officer

Sharon Link
Tel: 01274 777721


Sharon Link.



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

Ian Price.

  • Dave Robinson Assistant Verger

Dave Robinson.

  • 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