Elizabeth was a teacher of English before being ordained in 2003. She trained for ministry at Westcott House in Cambridge and served her curacy in Somerset. Following her curacy, she became team vicar of St Mary’s, Witney, in Oxfordshire.
She has been responsible for helping Derby Cathedral connect with the city and community, for communications, and for a wide range of duties as part of the Cathedral clergy team. During a recent vacancy, she led the Cathedral as Acting Dean.
Elizabeth grew up in Edinburgh; she has been working her way steadily north again and is looking forward to being closer to family and friends in Scotland.
Note: St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee is the cathedral church of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Brechin. The historical diocese dates back to circa 1150 with the cathedral then in the City of Brechin—this building has been a Church of Scotland parish church since the reformation. The church building in Dundee, founded by Bishop Alexander Penrose Forbes, was completed in 1855 and became the cathedral church in 1905. Scottish Episcopal cathedrals are led by a senior cleric styled ‘Provost’ rather than ‘Dean’—in Scotland the Dean of the Diocese is a senior cleric appointed by the Bishop to be a member of chapter and deputy to the bishop. The Provost of the cathedral is also the Rector of the cathedral congregation, reflecting the status of the cathedral church as both cathedral and incumbency.