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 Leo Michael

Fr Leo was a Sri Lankan Jesuit Priest. He studied theology at Heythrop College London and trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in Westminster Pastoral foundation (WPF Therapy London). He did social work and Ignatian retreat apostate in Sri Lanka.  In 2019 he moved to United Kingdom and was incardinated into the Diocese of East Anglia as Diocesan priest. Currently, he is the Catholic chaplain at Norwich Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH) and Assistant priest in the Cathedral.

Contact Fr Leo on:
Tel: 01603 957655
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Assistant Priest
Fr Simon Davies

Fr Simon was born in Cyprus and spent much of his early years in Germany and London before settling in Huntingdonshire. He was a student at the University of East Anglia, and later went on to study in Birmingham and Oxford, and has worked both in school and in prison. Fr Simon was ordained in 2019.