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Celia Stoddart Appointed as Lay Vicar

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Celia Stoddart as Lay Vicar at Exeter Cathedral.

Celia began her musical career singing as a chorister, first at Portsmouth Cathedral and then at Newcastle Cathedral. After leaving school, she studied for a Degree in Music at Royal Holloway, where she was also a member of the Chapel Choir under Rupert Gough. Whilst studying, Celia’s research of the relationship between choir and congregation in Anglican liturgy led her to Norwich Cathedral for two years and then on to Truro Cathedral, where she has spent the last year developing her love for sacred choral music.

Reflecting on the appointment, Celia said she was delighted to be joining the Choir at Exeter Cathedral and looks forward to continuing the Cathedral’s centuries-old tradition of music making.

Commenting on the appointment Canon Precentor, James Mustard said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Celia to the Cathedral Choir in September. She brings a fine voice, sensitive musicianship and a wealth of experience from Truro Cathedral and elsewhere and we look forward to seeing and hearing her daily in our sung services.”

Celia begins her new role at Exeter Cathedral in September.