The Bishop of Lichfield, in consultation with the Cathedral Chapter, has appointed the Revd Dr Anthony Moore to be Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral.
Anthony is 41, single, and grew up in Kent. He is currently Dean of Chapel, Fellow and Chaplain of St Catharines College Cambridge. He was appointed Dean of Chapel this year and has held the College Chaplaincy and a Fellowship since 2007.
Anthony has a degree in Music from Exeter University, where he was both an Organ Scholar and Senior Choral Scholar. He prepared for the priesthood at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, where he gained B.A. and M.A. degrees from Leeds University in Theology. He specialised in Biblical Theology and his Doctorate (also from Leeds) was awarded in 2010 on The Theme of Creation in the Fourth Gospel.
Ordained in 1999 in the Blackburn Diocese, he served as Curate in the Parish of Christ Church Carnforth. He returned to Mirfield for a year to become Research Fellow and pastoral Tutor before becoming, in 2004, Senior Curate of St Pauls Knightsbridge (a parish which spans extremes in wealth and poverty). Throughout this time he also served as Chaplain of the Royal Academy of Music.
In his current role in Cambridge, Anthony provides pastoral care and support for the staff and student body. He teaches New Testament studies to undergraduates, oversees college worship and has an interest in and experience of working with people of other faiths. He has contributed to the Ely Diocese as a tutor for ordained and lay ministers and he has been much in demand as a guest lecturer / speaker at Diocesan conferences and training events in Winchester, London and St Edmundsbury & Ipswich. Besides his musical interests, Anthony has qualified as a Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper.
''Throughout his ministry Anthony has developed his knowledge and expertise of working with children and young people. He has a keen sense of the missionary opportunities a Cathedral is able to develop through its life and worship, its welcome and accessibility. Anthony has had a long-held conviction that he would be happy and fulfilled in Cathedral ministry and relishes the prospect of joining us in 2013,'' said the Bishop of Lichfield the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill.
''All who met him during the 24 hour discernment process appreciated his personality, intelligence and insight. He is warm and approachable; his evident gifts of faith and vocation and his appetite for work made him a natural choice.''
He will be installed as Canon Chancellor on January 19th 2013 and hopes to move to Lichfield early in January.