Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes
Vicar and Team Leader for Worship
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
Associate Vicar and Team Leader for Pastoral Care
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 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!
Iain has been appointed as Church Warden and alongside Robin supports the Ministry Team with the running of the Minster. Previously he has worked with the Church Architect to complete the reroofing of the Nave and the Quinquennial Inspection. Iain has been attending Hull Minster since moving to the area from Northumberland. When not in the Minster he is at home with Katie and their two teenage daughters running a local farm and campsite, tending their Alpacas and when able following the ups and downs of English Cricket.
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 is excited about the Minster taking its next steps in God’s great story.
Sarah helps Charlotte with children's work, such as school visits and kids clubs. Outside of church she lives for her family and Dr Who. As well as being arty and getting creative with her little girl, she is a football fan and supports Chelsea in the work she does within the Minster. She has previously been a Churchwarden at the Minster.
Community Minister and Team Leader for Mission
Dan oversees our community and outreach programme, he's one of the go-to people if you're exploring the Christian faith, he's the person to contact about our Men’s Ministry & co-leads the evening service with Rev Eve. When he’s not buzzing around the city centre cafes or playing pool in a pub in the Old Town you can either find him on a squash court, or in floods of tears at a Norwich City away game.
Children, Youth & Schools Worker and Team Leader for Under 18s Ministry
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 25 schools and community groups from around Hull and the East Riding. Charlotte also organises the monthly Taizé services and the upcoming Taizé trip. When not in or around church, Charlotte spends her time studying Japanese, watching J-Dramas (and K-dramas!) and going to comedy gigs.
Under 18s Ministry Assistant
Amy works part-time helping Charlotte with Sunday services, Saturday Celebrations and Holiday Clubs.
When not leading groups of children and young people at the Minster, Amy also works at a local secondary school and spends lots of time with her son, Rupert.
Director of Operations
Alasdair manages all the operational aspects of the day-to-day running of Hull Minster and has a particular responsibility for the finances, HR and commercial arms of the organisation. Alasdair’s previous experience consists of 7 years at Marks & Spencer in all aspects of retail with particular focus on commercial operations, and before this in the hospitality industry. When not scrutinising budgets and spreadsheets, you will find him either playing badminton, salsa dancing or in the pub.
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.
Events and Site Manager
James works with clergy and our external clients to ensure all our services and events run smoothly. He has a long history of delivering all types of events and has technical background to help deliver your events, big or small. When he’s not organising events at the Minster he can usually be found enjoying time with his family or making music with his band. James’ life-long passion is all types of Music, Theatre and the Arts.
Media & Communications Officer
Tom works with the events team and ministry team to develop the marketing of events, facilities and worship opportunities on offer in the Minster. He works part-time for the Minster and also is an undergraduate student at the University of Hull. Whilst not publicising the Minster, he can be found in the Minster behind the sound desk, up the bell tower or getting lost on a walk.
Parish Finance Administrator
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 Visual Resources for Sunday services. His interests include board games, science fiction, and anagrams.
Lottery Fund Project Manager
Jane is managing the National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage Project which is working across areas of governance, heritage curation, business planning, volunteering, finance and fundraising. She is also part of a working group to implement planning and construction of the Highways England funded phase 3 Visitor Extension and fabric refurbishment project. Jane is married with two “nearly” grown up daughters.
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. Jonny also attends the ‘Little Fishes’ Baby and Toddler group with his daughter.
Minster Kitchen Manager
Cathy is cafe manager and is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the Minster Kitchen and serving some of the best tea and cake in Hull. She has extensive experience in working within the catering industry from bars to cafes. When not busy with the Minster she loves to swim, walk the dog, and jet off to far flung places!
Minster Kitchen Assistant
Wendy joined the Minster Kitchen team in September 2017. She started her working career as a trainee Hotel Receptionist and achieved a position of Reception Manager giving her the opportunity to work in Greece & Germany. Wendy has two daughters and three granddaughters that keep her busy on her days off. Her hobbies are travelling, listening to classical music, family history research and reading.
Minster Kitchen Assistant
Jon has been involved in Hull Minster for 2 years starting as a welcomer and now works as part of the team in Minster Kitchen. 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.
Margaret is responsible for developing the Minster shop, sourcing suppliers and volunteers to sell items to visitors which will help fund work for the Minster. She has a keen interest in food so regularly attends demonstrations and food markets. When time allows, Margaret also likes to swim and travel.
Andy started with us in 2016 as one of our Volunteers and is now the first part-time employee to work on our new shop. He is a keen historian and loves to visit heritage sites around Yorkshire.
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 clears debris from the many church roofs and gulleys. He attends the 9:30am Sunday service and is on the ‘reading rota’ and monthly tea / coffee rota.
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.