Canon Paul Rattigan to be Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Canon Chancellor at Leicester Cathedral


Our congratulations to Canon Paul whose move was announced at our Cathedral services on Sunday.

Paul has been Canon for Discipleship here for the last five years developing many resources and courses that have encouraged others in their growth in faith. Paul introduced both “Ashes to Go” and “Palms to Go” to our Cathedral and has been a strong advocate of developing leadership and vocations. This passion for vocations has been present throughout his ordained ministry having been an Examining Chaplain for both Birmingham and Liverpool, Liverpool Diocesan Advisor and a BAP adviser

Paul’s role in Leicester brings together two key aspects of Paul’s passion enabling him to remain within the cathedral environment alongside, as Director of Ordinands, having responsibility for vocations.

Canon Paul said, “My time at Liverpool Cathedral has been amazing and has resulted in cathedrals getting under my skin. It is a fantastic place to work at and the team is outstanding. We will be very sad to leave Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral in particular. We have made some great friends and learnt so much. If my past history is anything to go by then Liverpool has not finished with me yet.”

Dean Sue said, “Since arriving at Liverpool Cathedral I have witnessed Paul’s talents and commitment at close hand. He has shown a remarkable ability to grapple with the challenging area of discipleship and we have witnessed progress as a cathedral in the time he has been here. I am grateful for all his support as I have settled into the role of Dean and wish him well as he goes to Leicester where I have no doubt he will make an immense contribution”

Bishop Paul added, “Liverpool Cathedral is a wonderful resource for our Diocese and it’s lovely to see how the community has worked to align themselves to our vision, asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference. Canon Paul, through his discipleship work, has played a key role in this alignment. I know that he and Anne will relish the opportunities and challenges of Leicester and we pray for them both as he takes up his new role in the New Year.”