The daily life of the Cathedral is the responsibility of the Dean, four Residentiary Canons, and the four lay members who constitute the Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral. They are supported by the Cathedral Council, whose twenty members are either elected or nominated by the Bishop of Lichfield.
They are also joined in their work by the College of Canons (a number of senior priests from the Diocese of Lichfield), the full and part time lay staff and the volunteers.
It was announced on 2 March, that the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, the current Bishop of Woolwich, is to be the 99th Bishop of Lichfield. We are looking forward to him taking up his ministry here in September when the formal inauguration of his ministry will take place.
The Very Revd Adrian Dorber was installed as the Dean of Lichfield in Sepember 2005. He has overall charge of the Cathedral.
Vice-Dean and Canon for Liturgy & Formation
The Revd Canon Dr Anthony Moore was first installed as Canon Chancellor in January 2013. As part of the canonical restructuring at the Cathedral, he was installed as Vice-Dean and Canon for Liturgy and Formation in June 2014.
He has oversight of the Choral Foundation, and the Cathedral's musical and liturgical development.
Canon for Pastoral Development and Mission
The Revd Canon Patricia (Pat) Hawkins was installed as the first Canon for Pastoral Development and Mission in October 2014.
Pat works with Chapter colleagues to build up the Christian community at the Cathedral and to develop its outreach in mission. Her brief also includes overseeing the Cathedral's involvement in issues of social action and peace and justice, both on it's own programme and in Diocesan partnership, and in sustaining our companion Diocese, Cathedral-to-Cathedral, and overseas ecumenical links
Canon Treasurer and Chaplain for Lichfield Cathedral School
The Revd Canon Andrew Stead was installed as Canon Treasurer and Chaplain for Lichfield Cathedral School in September 2013.
The Revd Canon Peter Holliday
The Revd Nest Bateman
Miss Anne Parkhill
Mr Peter Durrant
The Rt Revd Mark Rylands, Bishop of Shrewsbury
Mr Mark Hope-Urwin
Mr Paul Spicer
Mr Michael Diamond