Members of Chapter
The Archdeacon of Carlisle - The Venerable Kevin Roberts
Lay Member of Chapter - Canon James Westoll
Lay Member of Chapter - Canon Alex Barbour
The Chapter Clerk - Mr Ian Burns
The Cathedral Council
The Chairman - Mr James Spedding
The Dean - The Very Revd Mark Boyling
Two members of the Cathedral Chapter - The Revd Jan Kearton, Canon James Westoll
Two members of the College of Canons -The Revd Canon Nigel Davies, The Revd Canon David Fowler
Four lay persons elected from the Cathedral Roll - Mr William Cook, Miss Susan Johnston, Mr Martin Reeves, Dr Henry Howard
Eight other persons appointed by the Bishop and the Bishop's Council - Prof. Liz Beaty, Mrs Julia Aglionby, Miss Sheila Goodliffe, Mr Roy Cod, Mr Charles Dunn, Lord Inglewood, Mr John Lee, one vacancy.
Members of the Cathedral Council can be contacted via the Cathedral Office.
Head Verger - James Armstrong
Assistant Verger - Andrew Rogers
Assistant Verger - Jenny Alexander
PT Assistant Verger - David Wilson
Buildings and Fabric
Surveyor of the Fabric - Nick Rank
Clerk of Works - Bill Graham
Assistant to the Clerk of Works - Ian Ellison
Bursar and Chapter Clerk - Ian Burns
PA to the Bursar and Chapter Clerk - Ruth Shingler
PA to the Dean - Karen Nattrass
Commercial & Administration Co-ordinator - Wendy Murrell
Administration Assistant - Anna Howard
Administration Assistant - Christine Waugh
Accounts Clerk - Susan James
Manageress - Susan Brown
Poet in Residence
Complementing our acknowledgement of ‘The Arts’ as gifts from God, we can now boast our own Poet in Residence. Charged with exploring the various aspects of life at the cathedral, the poet takes up a residence of 12 months, in the hope of being able to reflect something back to our community in ‘The Word made ink’.
The Poet for 2012 -2013 is Martyn Halsall, a former Guardian journalist, Diocesan Communications Officer, Poetry Editor and present published poet from Bridekirk near Cockermouth. Martyn can often be seen sitting in the cathedral, wandering the grounds or chatting to people, listening for the voice of the living God, as he seeks to convey it in words and sound.
In partnership with Canon Geoff Smith from Warwick Bridge, (another published poet) ; Martyn has also facilitated a monthly poetry and discussion group at the cathedral called ‘Magazine’. Here, great poets as well as personal contributions are heard and explored ; some members bringing their own poems, others simply enjoying listening. The group is free, and all are welcome (please see the calendar for meeting dates).