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Truro Cathedral is looking for a Verger; this role works closely to support the Head Verger as part of the Cathedral’s Verger team contributing directly to its mission. This involves ensuring the worshipping life of Truro Cathedral runs smoothly, visitors receive a great sense of welcome, the Cathedral floor and other Chapter buildings are clean and well cared for, and that the secular events programme is supported in a practical way.

The nature of the Verger role encompasses regular interaction with a diverse range of people and activities throughout the Cathedral. It is therefore essential that the post holder as the ability to deal with people at all levels in a friendly and helpful way. The post holder must have a flexible approach and the ability to problem solve under pressure, and work collaboratively as part of a team. All duties of this role are carried out in line with the Cathedral’s Health and Safety policy, to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers on the Cathedral floor. 

Salary: £16,926 

Job Description and Application Process
Truro Cathedral actively encourage you to complete this electronically and submit by email (adding whatever supplementary forms you need). However, if you are completing it on paper, please use black ink.

Should you wish any further information, please contact Nicola Hocking via

Applications should be addressed to ‘Recruitment’ at Truro Cathedral Office, The Old Cathedral School, Cathedral Close, TR1 2PQ or email

Closing Date: Monday 15 August 2022 


Guildford Cathedral are looking to appoint a Part Time and a Full Time Virger. The Virgers support the delivery of mission and ministry at the Cathedral. They prepare for and assist with services alongside the Cathedral Clergy including administering the chalice at services of Holy Communion (Eucharist). They provide point of contact for visitors attending services or requiring pastoral support. The Virgers also work closely with other teams from across the Cathedral to ensure safe, smooth running of events and services and the proper care of the Cathedral fabric. They are responsible for security and health and safety on site for the duration of their duty.

Salary (FT): £19,400
Salary (PT): £10,004 (average 20.25 hrs/wk)

Accommodation is provided for the Full Time Role, and council tax and water rates are paid by the Cathedral.

Job Description and Application Process

To apply for this post, please visit the Cathedral Website: and complete the application form provided. Please send this with a covering letter addressing the Key Tasks and Essential Skills and Attributes, as well as your CV, to or Matt O’Grady, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP. Referees will not be approached without your consent.

Applications will only be considered with a completed application form, CV and covering letter.

Closing Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022 with interviews scheduled for week commencing  5 September 2022


St Albans Cathedral is looking for a Head Verger. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Cathedral team as they look to the future post Covid and having recently completed our National Lottery Heritage funded project, Alban, Britain’s First Saint, which reveals the importance and story of Alban. 

The Head Virger leads a team of virgers who support the daily life of the Cathedral. You will take the lead in supporting the effective and efficient operation of all planned worship and events within the Cathedral.

The Head Virger actively supports all of the Cathedral’s front of house teams and volunteers in delivering an exceptional welcome to all that come to the Cathedral, whether that be a visitor, someone attending a service, a pilgrim group, a school trip or a major venue hiree. We strive for each and every one of them to have a positive and inspiring experience.

This is a complex, demanding and yet rewarding role which requires initiative and the ability to think strategically, at fast pace, and flexibly. The post holder will be expected to recognize this and respond to what is a dynamic role, leading by example.

Salary: £32,500 

Job Description and Application Process
Applicants are invited to submit an application form and covering letter to Michelle Ovenden, Cathedral Business and HR Manager, by email to

Closing Date: Friday 2 September 2022 and interviews will be held on Monday 12 September 2022


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