King's appoints a new Chaplain

Andrew Hammolnd

King’s is delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Andrew Hammond as the next Chaplain.

Currently the Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Willesden, Andrew has worked at St Paul’s Cathedral and has a professional background as an opera and concert singer and in arts administration. He trained for ordination at Westcott House, and while there was affiliated to King’s to read for MPhil in Theology.

The Dean, The Reverend Dr Stephen Cherry, said ‘I am hugely looking forward to welcoming Andrew as Chaplain later in the year. He impressed all involved in the appointment process with his understanding of what we are about as a College and in the Chapel, as well as with his capacity to engage with people warmly and intelligently. He has a great contribution to make.’

Andrew said he was ‘overjoyed’ to be appointed. ‘The magnificence of the Chapel and all that happens in it, and the energetic, liberal character of the College as a whole combine to make it a richly challenging post.’

Mr Hammond will move to Cambridge in good time to take up his duties at the beginning of the next academic year.

3 May 2015