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The Reverend Gareth Hughes ~ Precentor
From Exeter in the south west of England, Gareth was ordained in Durham Cathedral in 1998. Since then he has ministered in English parishes in Darlington, West Wiltshire and Twickenham before becoming Chaplain of Hertford College in the University of Oxford. At Hertford, he worked with the most enthusiastic student choir and was a mental-health advisor.
 
Gareth has a love of languages, liturgy and church music. His academic background is in Aramaic and Syriac literature, examining descriptions of Christian worship in the poetry of Narsai of Nisibis, fifth-century master of a church school on the borders of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. He has also studied early, pre-colonial Christianity in Asia.
 
Gareth suffers from the English misapprehension that a football is round, and the delusion that Everton FC (aka ‘the Toffeemen’) is a great team.
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The Reverend Rae Reinertsen ~ Pastor
Rae joined the Cathedral in March 2013 as Cathedral Pastor after serving as Assistant Chaplain at Fremantle Hospital, and assisting as a priest in the parish of Dianella. Rae has had significant experience both in nursing and in hospital chaplaincy.
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The Right Reverend David Murray ~ Centre for Spirituality
Bishop Murray is Director of the Cathedral Centre for Spirituality, established in 2007 to help renew and confirm awareness that for Christians everything begins and ends with spirituality, because God is at the centre of everything, the whole of life.

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Joseph Nolan ~ Organist and Master of the Choristers
Joseph was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at St George’s Cathedral in March 2008, where he is responsible for conducting the Cathedral Choir and Consort, and directing the Concert Series. A scholarship holder at the Royal College of Music, London, Joseph was appointed to Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, St James's Palace, in 2004, and is now highly regarded as an international organ recitalist and recording artist. He is also an experienced choral conductor and founder of the St George's Cathedral Consort. Click to read Joseph's full profile.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Lukin ~ Assistant Organist
Michael commenced piano lessons at the age of four and enjoyed success on the instrument, receiving his Associate Diploma of Music (AMusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 2013. A former chorister of the Cathedral Choir, Michael took up lessons on the organ with Stewart Smith after a long fascination with the instrument, and became organ scholar at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman Park. Following appointments at St Mary’s Anglican Church in South Perth, and Christ Church, Claremont, Michael took up the post of Assistant Organist at St George's Cathedral in February 2016. Click here to read Michael's full profile.
 

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Jay Emmanuel ~ St George's Dance and Theatre
Jay is Artistic Director of the St George's Dance and Theatre programme, established in November 2016 to celebrate the young and diverse voices throughout the world and create a space that fosters the creativity of young artists. Born in India and raised in Australia, Jay is a graduate of the prestigious Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, whose alumni include industry greats Geoffrey Rush, Simon McBurney and Ariane Mnouchkine. Jay has worked across independent and professional dance and theatre sectors, in Australia and internationally.
 
 
 
 
Bernadette Liew ~ Cathedral Administrator
Bernadette oversees the day to day operations of the Cathedral Office and manages the accounts, budgets, creditor and debtor control.
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Josephine Christmass ~ Cathedral Secretary
Jo is the face of the Cathedral to the city and voice to callers to the Cathedral Office. She is responsible for the in-house printing of service sheets, co-ordinating the annual St George's Art exhibition and lunch time concerts, and provides general support services.
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Sabra Poole-Johnson ~ Administrative Assistant
Sabra provides general administration support to the Cathedral Office, updates the Cathedral website and distributes the e-newsletters, and co-ordinates the logistics of the Concert Series.  
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Stephen Day ~ Dean's Verger
Stephen is responsible for the smooth running of services, the cleanliness of the Cathedral, maintenance of Cathedral buildings, Sacristy supplies, Vergers' roster and oversight of Assistant Vergers.
 
 
Assistant Vergers
Andrew Day
Simon Day
Jake Armstrong
 

Cathedral Scholars
 
Dr Bill Leadbetter (Classical Studies) 
Dr Leadbetter is an historian, whose principal interest is in the Roman Empire. He has published widely in Roman history and in the history of the early church.  He is a regular participant in the ABC Program "Sunday Nights with John Cleary", and is currently working on a series of interlinked biographies to be entitled Roman Lives. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in History at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
 
Emeritus Professor Chris Wortham (Literature)
Professor Wortham’s research interests include Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and Medieval literature and poetry. He is currently researching for the following books: Shakespeare and the Matter of Britain; Shakespeare's Maps; Devotional Poetry of the Seventeenth Century.
 

Associate Priests
The Reverend Fred Buchanan
The Right Reverend Michael Challen
The Reverend Stuart Good
The Reverend David Noble
The Reverend Kevern Rapkin
 

To contact any of the Cathedral staff, please phone (08) 9325 5766 or email info@perthcathedral.org. Your message will be directed to the person concerned.

gareth hughes web

 

The Reverend Gareth Hughes ~ Precentor
From Exeter in the south west of England, Gareth was ordained in Durham Cathedral in 1998. Since then he has ministered in English parishes in Darlington, West Wiltshire and Twickenham before becoming Chaplain of Hertford College in the University of Oxford. At Hertford, he worked with the most enthusiastic student choir and was a mental-health advisor.
 
Gareth has a love of languages, liturgy and church music. His academic background is in Aramaic and Syriac literature, examining descriptions of Christian worship in the poetry of Narsai of Nisibis, fifth-century master of a church school on the borders of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. He has also studied early, pre-colonial Christianity in Asia.
 
Gareth suffers from the English misapprehension that a football is round, and the delusion that Everton FC (aka ‘the Toffeemen’) is a great team.
rae reinertsen
The Reverend Rae Reinertsen ~ Pastor
Rae joined the Cathedral in March 2013 as Cathedral Pastor after serving as Assistant Chaplain at Fremantle Hospital, and assisting as a priest in the parish of Dianella. Rae has had significant experience both in nursing and in hospital chaplaincy.
david
The Right Reverend David Murray ~ Centre for Spirituality
Bishop Murray is Director of the Cathedral Centre for Spirituality, established in 2007 to help renew and confirm awareness that for Christians everything begins and ends with spirituality, because God is at the centre of everything, the whole of life.

joseph

michaellukin2 web

Joseph Nolan ~ Organist and Master of the Choristers
Joseph was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at St George’s Cathedral in March 2008, where he is responsible for conducting the Cathedral Choir and Consort, and directing the Concert Series. A scholarship holder at the Royal College of Music, London, Joseph was appointed to Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, St James's Palace, in 2004, and is now highly regarded as an international organ recitalist and recording artist. He is also an experienced choral conductor and founder of the St George's Cathedral Consort. Click to read Joseph's full profile.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Lukin ~ Assistant Organist
Michael commenced piano lessons at the age of four and enjoyed success on the instrument, receiving his Associate Diploma of Music (AMusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 2013. A former chorister of the Cathedral Choir, Michael took up lessons on the organ with Stewart Smith after a long fascination with the instrument, and became organ scholar at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman Park. Following appointments at St Mary’s Anglican Church in South Perth, and Christ Church, Claremont, Michael took up the post of Assistant Organist at St George's Cathedral in February 2016. Click here to read Michael's full profile.
 

JayEmmanuel web

bernie

Jay Emmanuel ~ St George's Dance and Theatre
Jay is Artistic Director of the St George's Dance and Theatre programme, established in November 2016 to celebrate the young and diverse voices throughout the world and create a space that fosters the creativity of young artists. Born in India and raised in Australia, Jay is a graduate of the prestigious Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, whose alumni include industry greats Geoffrey Rush, Simon McBurney and Ariane Mnouchkine. Jay has worked across independent and professional dance and theatre sectors, in Australia and internationally.
 
 
 
 
Bernadette Liew ~ Cathedral Administrator
Bernadette oversees the day to day operations of the Cathedral Office and manages the accounts, budgets, creditor and debtor control.
joc
Josephine Christmass ~ Cathedral Secretary
Jo is the face of the Cathedral to the city and voice to callers to the Cathedral Office. She is responsible for the in-house printing of service sheets, co-ordinating the annual St George's Art exhibition and lunch time concerts, and provides general support services.
sabra1
Sabra Poole-Johnson ~ Administrative Assistant
Sabra provides general administration support to the Cathedral Office, updates the Cathedral website and distributes the e-newsletters, and co-ordinates the logistics of the Concert Series.  
stephen
Stephen Day ~ Dean's Verger
Stephen is responsible for the smooth running of services, the cleanliness of the Cathedral, maintenance of Cathedral buildings, Sacristy supplies, Vergers' roster and oversight of Assistant Vergers.
 
 
Assistant Vergers
Andrew Day
Simon Day
Jake Armstrong
 

Cathedral Scholars
 
Dr Bill Leadbetter (Classical Studies) 
Dr Leadbetter is an historian, whose principal interest is in the Roman Empire. He has published widely in Roman history and in the history of the early church.  He is a regular participant in the ABC Program "Sunday Nights with John Cleary", and is currently working on a series of interlinked biographies to be entitled Roman Lives. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in History at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
 
Emeritus Professor Chris Wortham (Literature)
Professor Wortham’s research interests include Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and Medieval literature and poetry. He is currently researching for the following books: Shakespeare and the Matter of Britain; Shakespeare's Maps; Devotional Poetry of the Seventeenth Century.
 

Associate Priests
The Reverend Fred Buchanan
The Right Reverend Michael Challen
The Reverend Stuart Good
The Reverend David Noble
The Reverend Kevern Rapkin
 

To contact any of the Cathedral staff, please phone (08) 9325 5766 or email info@perthcathedral.org. Your message will be directed to the person concerned.