The Reverend Canon Nick Fennemore, Cathedral Chaplain

Nick works as a chaplain across the various communities that together make up the Cathedral family. He undertakes pastoral care activities on behalf of the Dean and Chapter. As with all Cathedral clergy, he assists in leading worship at the various Cathedral services.

After ordination in St Alban’s Abbey in 1979 Nick worked in parishes for seven years. In 1986 he became a hospital chaplain and served in the NHS in Carshalton, Oxford, Portsmouth and a hospice in Chichester. Nick is also head of chaplaincy, spiritual and pastoral care at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. During his time in Oxford he was invited to become an honorary canon of Christ Church.

These positions have enabled him to develop different pastoral and theological interests which include medical ethics, teaching pastoral studies, developing liturgical services for families who have lost babies at or around the time of birth, death, dying and bereavement studies. He has been an advisor on the ministry of healing to two diocesan bishops.

Married to Edwina, Nick’s interests include cricket, ornithology, architecture and he is an honorary chaplain to one of the London Livery Companies.