Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes
Ever since Neal arrived in 2010, he has cherished a vision to see this church put serving ahead of preserving. He has made it his aim to let all people know that they are welcome to join in with the inclusive and diverse expressions of Christian life in whatever way they feel is right for them. When not in and around Hull Minster, given the chance, Neal is enjoying the wonders of the natural world at one our local reserves, playing his flute, or sharing proper coffee and toasted fruit-loaf with his wife Stella at one of our excellent local tea-shops.
Rev Irene Wilson
A great deal of Irene’s time is taken up with the pastoral work of the church that is required in a city centre setting. She is super enthusiastic about the future of Hull Minster and the opportunity to introduce hundreds of people in and around Hull to God’s abundant love. When Irene is not at church she loves spending time with her family or can be seen pedalling around the countryside on her Trek bicycle. Irene’s role is a self-supporting post; in other words unpaid.
Curate and Ministry Team Leader for Discipleship
Eve oversees the 6.30pm Contemporary Service with Dan and also Discipleship in the church, including Bible studies and small groups. Eve enjoys putting her musical background and skills to good use, working with the Minster Choir and others involved with musical worship in the church. Always willing to meet someone for a coffee, Eve loves chatting about the big things of life, faith or the Bible, or the latest Marvel series on Netflix!
Rev Matt Woodcock
Matt heads up our outreach and mission work both in Hull Minster and beyond. His pioneering initiatives have included the Hull CAMRA Real Ale and Cider Festival and The Live Nativity. Matt is the best-selling author of 'Becoming Reverend'. He is married and has twin daughters who embarrass him constantly. His passions include hot curries, Jesus Christ, Oasis, pubs, reading, writing and Caravaggio.
Robin has been churchwarden for the last year. As churchwardens’ Robin assists Neal in seeing that the parish functions from day to day but feels privileged to have teams of paid and volunteer staff who do much of that day to day work. Robin has attended Hull Minster since childhood. He sings in the choir and is ringing master for the Minster’s magnificent set of church bells. Robin is married with two daughters and he regularly attends the 11.15 service with his family. He loves the Minster as a place where God’s work is done, and can’t wait until the Nave is restored to use and we can take the next great step forward in the history of this amazing place.
Churchwarden and Pastoral Carer
Sarah has been Churchwarden for the past year and helps Charlotte with children's work, such as school visits and kids clubs. Outside of church she lives for her hubby, little girl and Dr who. As well as being arty and getting messy being creative with her little girl, she is a football fan but has a secret shame of being a Chelsea fan.
Children, Youth & Education Co-ordinator
Charlotte leads Hull Minster's work with children, young people and their families, both on a Sunday and during the week. She also leads our education programme, working with more than 20 schools and community groups from around Hull and the East Riding. Charlotte also organises the monthly Taizé services and runs the tech team for the 6.30 service. When not around church, Charlotte spends her time studying Japanese, watching J-Dramas (and K-dramas!) and going to comedy gigs.
Director of Music
Mark is Director of Music and Organist of Hull Minster. His musical duties cover all styles of worship at the Minster, including the Minster Choir, Family Worship, Taizé and Contemporary Worship. He is keen to grow involvement with all aspects of musical activity at Hull Minster. Mark is married and has two children. Apart from music, his life-long passions include all things architectural, tinkering (hopelessy) with old British sports cars, and old fashioned pubs.
Jane is responsible for arts and business development, and heads the operations team which runs the building, the events, the shop and cafe. Jane has also been heavily involved in Hull Minster’s Transformation Project, working closely with architects, surveyors and contractors. Jane is married with two “nearly” grown up daughters.
Linda is responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks such as putting together the weekly welcome sheet, bulletins and service sheets. She is the first port of call for everything wedding and baptism related. When Linda is not working you can find her crocheting a good old scarf.
Ed has been part of the Parish Administration team since 2015. He help with a variety of tasks, including keeping the church diary up to date, organising finances, producing 'Minster Life', and putting together the notice PowerPoints for Sunday services. His interests include board games, science fiction, and anagrams.
Val is responsible for the organisation, training and well-being for all our volunteers who welcome visitors into the Minster and man the shop. She is also involved with our ministry by helping run the Unlocking the Bible course and Refresh bible study programme. Not only is Val the published author of three Christian books, but is also an accomplished cake maker and decorator.
Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Jonny has been working towards securing the £4.5m needed for Hull Minster’s Transformation Project for the past few years and helped to raise awareness of our work through communications and running events. Since the turn of the new year he has become involved with the general marketing of the church and promotion of events. Jonny has recently taken over from his wife to help run the baby and toddler group on Friday mornings in the Parish Centre.
David is in the Minster most mornings and some evenings to organise chairs, tables and equipment in place before and after services or events throughout the year. He is onsite to meet with officials, media, event agents and contractors who need access to the Minster, especially during non-opening hours. David ensures the correct flag is flying form the tower on appropriate dates, and also clear debris from the many church roofs and gulleys. He attends the 9:30am Sunday service and on the ‘reading rota’ and monthly tea / coffee rota.
Cafe Trinity Manager
Nancy started as a volunteer serving refreshments after the Sunday services and assisting with the community lunch. She is now responsible for managing Trinity Cafe with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers also the co-ordination of planned events alongside the Operations Manager. Nancy is proud to be part of the development of Hull Minster and enthusiastic about its future. She loves spending time with her family and friends, power walking groups, theatre, choir, crafts and her garden.
Cafe Trinity Supervisor
Jon has been involved in Hull Minster for 2 years starting as a welcomer and now works as part of the team in Cafe Trinity. He served in the Royal Navy for 23 years as a chef serving in the Falklands and the first Gulf War. When he retired from the forces he spent 10 years managing pubs followed by a year at Hull Truck Theatre. He is passionate about the history of Hull Minster and is also an active member of the Hull branch of CAMRA.
Facilities and Maintenance assistant
Chris has volunteered at Hull Minster for years and assists the Facilities Manager with a wide variety of tasks, keeping our wonderful building running on a daily basis. He loves being scared by the latest horror stories and takes a keen interest history.
David has been involved with the church for over 7 years having started as a volunteer. He is now responsible for cleaning the Parish Centre, distributing promotional materials for events, and assisting as the Facilities Manager. In his spare time when he is not welcoming at the church, he can be found following the mighty Rovers and Hull City.
Barbara has been part of the team for over 14 years and ensures that our Minster is clean for everyone who enters. She likes to stay healthy with swimming sessions, and is a passionate reader and enjoys travelling.