Reverend Vanessa Jefferson announced as new Precentor The Dean is delighted to announce that the Reverend Vanessa Jefferson will be the new Minor Canon Precentor of St Albans Cathedral. Vanessa is currently the Assistant Curate at Christ Church Waltham Cross. Dean Jo said ‘We are looking forward very much to welcoming Vanessa to the Cathedral team. Vanessa brings many gifts and talents with her to this ministry, and especially her passion for liturgy and music and their central place in the mission of the Church. As a regular attendee at Choral Evensong Vanessa is no stranger to the Cathedral community and we look forward to her occupying her new seat here, that of the Precentor.’ Reverend Vanessa said ‘It’s a joy that God has called me to join the team as the new Precentor at this exciting time in the Cathedral’s journey and to be part of the rich choral tradition, worship, and telling the story of St Alban in our life together. I look forward to playing a full part in the Cathedral community in this new and exciting chapter of my ministry.’ Vanessa’s licensing date, by the Bishop of St Albans, will be Choral Evensong on Saturday 17 June.