People at the Cathedral

Archbishop: The Most Rev Dr Richard Clarke M.A., B.D., Ph.D.

Archbishop Clarke was enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland on Saturday 15th December 2012 . He was ordained Deacon in 1975 and subsequently ordained Priest in 1976. He has served in Down, Dublin, and Cork Dioceses before being consecrated Bishop of Meath and Kildare in 1996.

Dean: The Very Rev Gregory Dunstan

Gregory Dunstan was installed as Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 4th. December 2011. Canon Dunstan had been rector of St Matthew’s since 1993 and was elected to a chapter canonry of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in 2007. Formerly a landscape architect, The Dean trained at the Church of Ireland Theological College and Trinity College Dublin, and was ordained for the curacy of Ballymena in 1990.

Cathedral Reader: Mrs Betty Beamish

Mrs Betty Beamish was commissioned in January 2011 as a Cathedral Reader.


 Organist: Dr Stephen Timpany

On Tuesday 1st September, Dr Stephen Timpany took up his position as Director of Music,  Organist and Master of the Choristers. Dr Timpany is Head of Music at Glastry College, on the Ards  Peninsula. He was organist of Holy Trinity Parish Church, Banbridge, for over twenty-five years.  He is an  Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and the immediate Past-President of the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters.

Admin Officer: Mrs Lorraine Grattan

Lorraine has been the Cathedral Admin Officer since 1997. She assists the Dean with all of the administration for the Cathedral.

Verger: Mr David Bingham

David has been the Dean’s Verger since his appointment in Autumn 2007. He is an Armagh man who takes great pride in his duties at the Cathedral. Visitors will find him most welcoming.

Cathedral Steward: Mr Leigh Vage

Leigh was appointed in February 2008 to the post of Cathedral Steward. His duties include conducting tours, managing the Cathedral Shop, family history searches, and providing a warm welcome to all who use the Cathedral.