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St Edmundsbury Cathedral are are looking for a full-time verger. Vergers play a key role in the daily practical function of the Cathedral as a place of worship and for the many other roles and activities which it serves. The vergers’ work is diverse and interesting, and they hold much responsibility.

Vergers have custodial oversight of a substantial complex of buildings: The Cathedral, the Cathedral Centre, the Cloisters, Pilgrims’ Kitchen, the Shop, the Edmund Gallery and other ancillary buildings. They prepare for services, events and activities; take an active part in worship; ensure cleanliness and high standards of presentation; are leaders in health and safety; and are a touchstone for a myriad of small practical details. Appreciation and acceptance of the wide-ranging and flexible nature of the vergers’ work is important. 

Salary: £22,308 

Job Description and Application Process
The Job Description may be downloaded here.
The Application Form may be downloaded here.

Once completed applications should be emailed to

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 18 March 2024

Interviews and Auditions are planned to be held on Thursday 21 March 2024.


The Dean and Chapter of Blackburn Cathedral is seeking to appoint a Cathedral Virger.

They are seeking a diligent and enthusiastic person with the drive, attributes, and skills to contribute to the daily work of the Cathedral.

Blackburn Cathedral are working towards being a Cathedral that has values rooted in the person and life of Jesus Christ and in the community that he builds which we summarise as: proclamation, joy, love, and self-giving service. They hope to appoint a Cathedral Virger who will support and promote these values.

Salary: £20,148

At present, this post comes with rent-free accommodation for the proper performance of your duty at Cathedral Close. This situation is subject to regular review and has the potential to change in the future.

Job Description and Application Process
The Job Description may be downloaded here.
The application form may be downloaded here.
The Safer Recruitment Confidential Declaration may be downloaded here.

To apply for this post, please submit the following:

  • A completed application form;
  • A cover letter which addresses the appointment criteria described in the person specification, explaining how your skills and experience to match the requirements of the role.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Closing Date: 12noon, Wednesday 27 March 2024

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 29 April 2024.


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