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The Dean:

Dr Tim Stratford

Tim is a highly experienced and respected priest and published author. 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. Meanwhile, Tim has worked on some of Liverpool’s largest estates during his time as Rector of Kirkby and a vicar in Norris Green. He certainly comes with significant knowledge of communities, diversity and faith traditions which is perfect for Chester.


Vice Dean and Canon Missioner:
Jane Brooke

Jane Brooke is our Canon Missioner and Vice Dean. She flourishes in education, community projects and exhibitions by looking outwards and making links with the city and the diocese. Jane has a Bachelor of Education degree specialising in literature and holds a degree in Maths. For most of her ministry, Jane has been a supporting minister working with schools and taught RE for many years. She has worked for Ofsted and for the Church of England as a Church School Inspector, therefore, leads with educational ideas! 



Canon Precentor:
Jeremy Dussek

Jeremy’s love of music and liturgy in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral where he discovered his vocation of the priesthood. After studying music at Durham University he went on to work for St Christopher’s Hospice in Zimbabwe. Jeremy trained for ordination in Cambridge and returned to the North to serve his title in Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy has a passion for architecture, music and opera and uses these interests to create innovative and theatrical liturgy.