Sharon Scarlett - Chester Cathedral

Sharon Scarlett

Director of Culture and Cathedral Safeguarding Officer

Sharon joined the Cathedral in 2021 as Cathedral Safeguarding Officer (CSO), bringing with her a wealth of social care and safeguarding knowledge from 18 years of experience working within local authorities. 

Sharon is a registered social worker and has a BA Hons degree in social work. In previous roles Sharon has managed a mental health support service which provided both practical and psychological support for people with severe and enduring mental health issues. Sharon advocates the ‘recovery approach’; focusing on a personal recovery journey in building a meaningful life, regardless of mental health issues and to foster one’s ability to self-manage positive wellbeing.

In 2022 Sharon became Director of Culture and CSO as we embark on a project to review and establish a revitalised set of values and a new ‘Cathedral culture’. Culture encompasses our values, beliefs and attitudes that guide our interactions with one another and how we contribute to the cathedral’s overall mission. We are intentional in creating a culture of grace, love and welcome here at Chester Cathedral.

Sharon also has an art and design background and attended Wrexham Art College for five years where she studied Architectural Stained Glass.

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