The Rev’d Canon Dr A M Moore

BA (Music) BA (Theology) MA (Biblical Theology) MA (Cantab) PhD

Date appointed: June 2013

Anthony Moore is Vice-Dean and Canon for Liturgy & Formation of Lichfield Cathedral: having arrived in January 2013 as Canon Chancellor (Education & Outreach) he was reinstalled in June 2014.

He originally studied Music at the University of Exeter where he was both Organ Scholar and Senior Choral Scholar. After working as Office Manager for a computer software development company, he commenced his training for the Priesthood at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield near Leeds. He read Theology & Pastoral Studies at the University of Leeds and continued his academic work with an MA in Biblical Theology. He was ordained in 1999 and served as Assistant Priest of Christ Church, Carnforth in Lancashire until 2003 when he returned to Mirfield to teach Hermeneutics and to be Pastoral Tutor.

He moved to be Senior Curate of St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London in 2004 and also served as Chaplain to the Royal Academy of Music. In 2007 Anthony was appointed Chaplain and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and became Dean of Chapel in 2012, also working as a Tutor and Health & Safety Officer. He serves on the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education, is the Lichfield Diocesan Representative for the Anglican Centre in Rome and is Vice-President of the Lichfield Festival of Music.

Anthony’s doctoral thesis (University of Leeds) on the relationship between the Gospel of John and the opening of the book of Genesis in the Old Testament was published in September 2013: ‘Signs of Salvation: The Theme of Creation in John’s Gospel’ (James Clarke & Co., Cambridge, 2013). His other interests include music, theatre; sailing (The Royal Yachting Association qualified Day Skipper); travel, film, food and friends.

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100 GCSE pass rate %
53220 Total House Points won in Lent Term
20 Twenty is Plenty outside our school