The Dean and Chaplain play an important pastoral role in the College and encourage spiritual awareness in the community. This is a challenging task, for the College is made up of people with many different faiths and many belonging to no faith at all. However, King's is a tolerant community. In the Chapel you will find Christianity in dialogue with various other beliefs and intellectual practices. Many different speakers have been invited to address the Chapel, including the Dalai Lama and Tony Benn.
Stephen Cherry, Dean
Stephen was appointed Dean in 2014, returning after 20 years to the College, having been Chaplain from 1989-1994. He is Director of Studies in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion and also serves the College as Tutor with responsibility for Study Skills. Stephen has written on a number of subjects in the area of practical theology and applied spirituality, in particular on time wisdom, forgiveness and sin, and has published two collections of prayers and meditations. His most recent book is an introduction to theology for people intrigued by life's eternal questions (God-Curious, JKP, 2017)
Sir Stephen Cleobury CBE, Director of Music
At the centre of Sir Stephen Cleobury’s professional life, for thirty years, has been his work as Organist and Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge. This has been complemented and refreshed by the many other activities in and beyond Cambridge in which he engages. He is a highly versatile musician who relishes the opportunities he has to appear in a variety of roles and to encompass a broad repertoire.
Andrew Hammond, Chaplain
Andrew joined King’s College as Chaplain in 2015 after stints in London as a parish priest and as a minor canon of St Paul’s Cathedral. Before ordination in 2007 he worked in classical music: first as an opera singer, and then in arts management. At King’s his role encompasses both worship in Chapel and pastoral care of all the students and staff.