Six members of the Diocese of London clergy have been announced as Prebendaries of St Paul’s Cathedral by The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, in recognition of their valuable ministry in the Diocese.

The new Prebendaries include the Revd Philip Barnes, Vicar at St Stephens Gloucester Road and Fulham Missioner; and the Revd Jenny Welsh, Vicar at St Mary the Boltons, and Area Dean for Chelsea. Also amongst the new Prebendaries are the Revd Andrew Wilson, Rector of St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney and Area Dean for Hackney; and the Revd Christine Cargill, Vicar at St Anne’s Brondesbury.

The final two new Prebendaries include the Revd Helen Shannon, author of the Diocese of London’s Estate Strategy, who has served estate communities in North London for the past thirteen years. Vicar at St. Hilda’s Ashford and Area Dean for Spelthorne, the Revd Joseph Fernandes, is also one of six new Prebendaries, having made a considerable contribution as the Diocesan Chaplain for the Gypsy Traveller and Roma Communities.

Prebendaries are appointed by the Bishop after consultation with the Dean of St Paul’s in recognition of their work in the Diocese. As part of the roles in the Greater Chapter of St Paul’s, they are each given their own stall in the quire, are invited to preach once a year and are given a portion of the Psalms to recite each day. They also play a valuable role in maintaining the Cathedral’s close links with the parishes of the London Diocese.

The Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, said:

“I’m pleased to announce these six clergy members as Prebendaries of St Paul’s Cathedral, in recognition of their outstanding work in the Diocese of London. Their range of experience and different ministries will provide a good platform for them to succeed in their roles at St Paul’s. I have no doubt that they will make sure that they will make an extremely valuable contribution to the Cathedral in the years to come.”

Dean of St Paul’s, the Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, said:

“Prebendaries play a vital role in the life of the Cathedral, and so I am thrilled to welcome these six new members to St Paul’s in recognition of their dedication and contribution to the Diocese. Their unwavering commitment to serving both their communities and Christ is an example to us all, and I pray that they will bring to the Cathedral their gifts for leadership and ministry.”

The new prebendaries and their Prebendal Stall

The Revd Philip Barnes – Mapesbury

The Revd Jenny Welsh – Mora

The Revd Andrew Wilson – Sneating

The Revd Christine Cargill  – Twiford

The Revd Helen Shannon – Portpool

The Revd Joseph Fernandes – Chamberlainwood