Reverend Canon Kathryn Fleming announced as new Precentor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon Kathryn Fleming as Canon Precentor.

The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon Kathryn Fleming as Canon Precentor of Southwark Cathedral. Kathryn is currently the Canon for Worship and Community at Coventry Cathedral.

undefinedKathryn studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge and Durham University where she specialised in 17th century religious poetry. Prior to ordination, she had a varied career including working as a bookseller, music teacher, bed and breakfast proprietor and charity administrator. Before taking up her post at Coventry, Kathryn served in the Gloucester Diocese. In her current role, Kathryn oversees all the worship offered at Coventry Cathedral and is passionate about building relationships with all those connected to the Cathedral.

Commenting on her appointment, Kathryn says: 

“My time at Coventry has reinforced my understanding of reconciliation as central to the gospel. I look forward to exploring the interplay of this with the radical inclusion that is so integral to the life of Southwark Cathedral and I’m excited to be joining a team that models this so well to the wider Church”.

Bishop Christopher says: 

“I am delighted to have appointed The Revd Canon Kathryn Fleming to this key role. Kathryn will bring with her a passion for music and liturgy as well as extensive experience of cathedral life and ministry. I look forward to welcoming her to both our Cathedral and the Diocese.”

The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn comments:

“We are delighted that Kathryn has been appointed as Canon Precentor at Southwark Cathedral. She will come to us with valuable experience gained at Coventry in both the liturgical and pastoral aspects of cathedral life. Kathryn will join a fantastic team of musicians, vergers, liturgists and clergy and will enable the busy ministry at Southwark to continue to flourish and the worship of Almighty God be offered, with excellence and inclusion in mind, in person and online.”

The date of Kathryn’s installation and licensing by the Bishop of Southwark will be announced in due course.