The community of St Albans Cathedral is devastated to receive the news of the sudden and tragic death of The Reverend Anna Matthews who was Precentor here from 2006-2012. We give thanks to God for Anna’s life and witness, we commend her to God’s eternal keeping and pray for her family and friends. 

Canon Kevin Walton said ‘The news of Anna is devastating. She totally loved and served this place and its people, as it loved and still loves her. We remember and miss Anna sorely as a holy priest, a trusted and sought out guide and mentor, a witty and convivial colleague, and a dear and loyal friend. May St Alban pray for her, and may she rest in peace.’