Friday, 1 December 2006

From Drains to Domes

Paul Gilpin, centre, retires from the Cathedral today as Clerk of Works - he is pictured here at his farewell party in Clergy House with his colleagues Tom Botting and Bernie Young.

The Clerk of Works looks after the facric of the Cathedral at both large and small scale. In practice, this means everything from surveying rooves and repairing heating systems, to changing light bulbs or disengaging roller blinds! In a vast and old building such as ours, the task of maintenance never ceases, and the Clerk's role is vital. For four and a half years, Paul has undertaken this essential work with skill and humour, and has become a key member of the Cathedral family. We wish him every happiness in his retirement.

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