As Precentor, Vanessa is responsible for the cathedral’s liturgy and worship and enables the planning and delivery of worship. The word Precentor comes from Latin praecantare "to sing before," and the Precentor sings the responses and officiates at Evensong. Previously Vanessa was curate at Christ Church Waltham Cross in St Albans Diocese, she trained for ministry at Westcott House Cambridge and before training was working with the Hatfield Team Ministry and the University of Hertfordshire Chaplaincy as a Pastoral Assistant. A native of St Albans Diocese, Vanessa grew up in Hemel Hempstead, she studied law at the University of Hertfordshire. Vanessa came to faith through singing in her parish choir at St Johns Boxmoor so it is fitting that she now combines her love of music with her priestly ministry.  

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