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The Dean:

Dr Tim Stratford

Dean Tim is a highly experienced and respected priest, who is a published author and has strong connections to the North West. He grew up in Liverpool and has significant experience of city and cathedral ministry from his time in the Diocese of Liverpool and through his work as Personal Chaplain to the former Bishop of Liverpool, Bishop David Sheppard. He has worked on some of Liverpool’s largest estates during his time as Rector of Kirkby and as a vicar in Norris Green. He has significant experience of urban and rural communities, diverse cultures and faith traditions gained while working in the Diocese of Leicester.

 

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Vice Dean and Canon Missioner:
Jane Brooke

Jane Brooke was installed as a Residentiary Canon in September 2010. She is currently Canon Missioner and Vice Dean. Her responsibilities in the cathedral include education, library, exhibitions and a focus upon ‘looking outwards’ beyond the cathedral by making links with the city and the diocese.

She has a Bachelor of Education degree specialising in Renaissance literature and a degree in Maths.

Jane has been the Diocesan Adviser for Women’s Ministry in Chester Diocese, Assistant Priest at St Georges Church Poynton, Priest in Charge at St Paul’s Church Compstall, leader of Initial Ministerial Training (IME) reading book group and a Ministerial Development Reviewer for clergy.

For most of her ministry Jane has been a self supporting minister working with schools and as an Education Consultant. She has taught RE for over 20 years teaching pupils from ages 3  to 18. She was employed by RE Today services and by Local Authorities as Religious Education Adviser and Principal Secondary School Improvement Adviser. She has worked for Ofsted and for the Church of England as a Church School Inspector. Jane was chair of NASACRE (National Association for Standing Association Committee of Religious Education) for two years and Chair of AREIAC (Association for RE Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants). Along with a colleague, she initiated the RE Quality Mark for schools.

She has lead Religious Education in-service for teachers and clergy nationally and internationally and  currently works with schools in Chester Diocese. She enjoys art, poetry and visiting the theatre.

 

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Canon Precentor:
Jeremy Dussek

Jeremy’s love of music, liturgy and art began at school in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral where he also discerned his vocation to the priesthood. After studying music at Durham University he went on to work at St Christopher’s Hospice in London and with USPG in Zimbabwe. Jeremy trained for ordination at Westcott House in Cambridge and returned to the North East of England to serve his title in Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne.

After seven years as Team Vicar in the centre of Fareham, Jeremy was appointed Vicar of Moseley, Birmingham in 2007 and he has been able to continue to develop his musical talent through singing in the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, assisting at the cathedral, and using music and art as way of drawing people of different faiths together.

Jeremy has a passion for architecture and opera, and uses these interests to create innovative and theatrical liturgy. In the last three years he has spent time as a Fellow in Residence at St Paul’s Church K St, Washington DC and witnessed the importance of how Anglo Catholic sacramental worship and evangelism strengthen the daily lives of an 800 strong congregation in the heart of the capital.