The clergy of The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Cathedral Dean
The Very Reverend Provost David Paul

Canon David Paul is the Dean of the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. This means that he represents the bishop in the running of the Cathedral Church. Born and brought up in the north-east of England, Canon Paul began his career as a teacher. Later in life he heard the Lord’s call to follow him as a priest and has since served in many parishes in East Anglia. Canon Paul is a member of the Bishop’s Council as well as being involved in many other areas in the life of the Diocese.

Contact Canon Paul on:
Tel: 01603 728930
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Assistant Priest
Fr Michael Collis

Fr Michael Collis was born and brought up in East Anglia and was ordained a priest in 2010 here at the Cathedral. He then spent four years in a parish in Peterborough before returning to work here in Norwich. Fr Michael is also a Vocations Director for the Diocese helping people to discern what the Lord is calling them to in the lives; he is also a Canon Lawyer working as a Judge on the Marriage Tribunal.

Contact Fr Michael Collis on:
Tel: 01603 728932
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Assistant Priest
Fr Arockiya Seelan

Fr Seelan born in Chennai, India on 14 th October. Did his seminary training in Bangalore. Was ordained priest on 16 th April 2005. Served as missionary in East Africa. Here at the cathedral he is involved in hospital chaplaincy.

Fr Arockiya Seelan on:
Tel: 01603 728931
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