Our Team


The Right Reverend Chris McLeod Dean

Bishop Chris is the Dean of the Cathedral and National Aboriginal Bishop of the Anglican Church of Australia.  Bishop Chris has been in ordained ministry for 30 years and has served in parishes in the Dioceses of Adelaide and Willochra. He holds a Master of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology, and Diploma of Pastoral Studies and is a visiting lecturer at St Barnabas College.  His interests lie in Practical and Indigenous Theology.

Bishop Chris is a foundation member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council, and a member of the Anglican Indigenous Network.  Bishop Chris is of Gurindji descent, his mother and grand-mother being members of the “Stolen Generation”.  

Contact Bishop Chris: dean@stpeters-cathedral.org.au

StaffPhotos2018Web-_0006_JWThe Reverend Canon Jenny Wilson Precentor

As Canon Precentor of the Cathedral, Jenny plays an active role in the music and liturgy of St Peter’s, and exercises oversight of the Cathedral’s pastoral care ministry.

A former mathematics teacher, with extensive experience in both South Australia and England, Jenny was ordained in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Theology at Flinders University. Jenny was assistant curate at All Souls’ Church in Adelaide before joining the Cathedral staff as associate priest early in 2008. As Chaplain to the Cathedral Choir she has travelled with them on overseas tours on three occasions.

Jenny has a particular interest in the discipline of homiletics and the liturgical formation of new clergy. She recently completed her Masters degree through St Barnabas Theological College where she is also visiting lecturer. Her first book of collected sermons Keeping Watch for Kingfishers: God Stories was published by Sacristy Press in 2020. A second collection, Preaching for the Planet, is scheduled for publication in 2024.

Contact Canon Jenny: jwilson@stpeters-cathedral.org.au

The Reverend Dr Susan Straub Assistant Priest

Susan Straub was among the first women ordained priest in South Australia in 1992. She was Chaplain to St Mark’s College and the University of Adelaide during which time she completed postgraduate studies in Psychology. She has had a number of parish appointments in the Dioceses of Adelaide and Willochra. She also works as a clinical psychologist, and in 2023 completed a PhD on the academic success and welfare of students who travel to undertake tertiary studies.

Contact the Assistant Priest: office@stpeters-cathedral.org.au

The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold AO Honorary Assistant Priest

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Lynn Arnold joined the Cathedral following his ordination in December 2013. Building on his career in teaching, politics (as a former Premier of South Australia) and non-government organisations, his is a non-stipendiary part time role specifically focusing on “Faith in the Public Square”.

Lynn seeks to be a bridge between church and society, encouraging dialogue on social justice issues. He convenes “Thinking Aloud Allowed” and has his own radio program on Sunday nights on Life FM.

Lynn was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004 for “service to the community through the South Australian Parliament as Premier and through a range of portfolio responsibilities, and internationally through the development and humanitarian aid sectors”.

Contact the Rev’d Dr Lynn Arnold

The Reverend Joan Claring-Bould Honorary Assistant Priest

Joan Claring-Bould trained as a teacher and taught for some years before discerning a call to ministry. This was at a time before women could be ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia but with the support of some progressive church leaders and teachers she commenced theological study in 1982.

In December 1987 she was the first woman ordained as a deacon in the Diocese of Adelaide, and in December 1992 was the first woman ordained priest, celebrating her first Mass in St Peter’s Cathedral a few days later. She served in a number of Adelaide parishes and as Honorary Assistant Priest at the Cathedral from 1993-2001 and again from 2020.

Joan has extensive experience as a hospital and community chaplain, and has been involved with the Cathedral’s Taizé and Healing ministries since 1992. She has a long engagement with the L’Arche Community in Canada, including extensive study and formation with the spiritual master Henri Nouwen who spent the later years of his life there.

Contact the Rev’d Joan Claring-Bould

The Reverend Ben Falcon Honorary Assistant Deacon

Ben grew up in a non-Anglican faith context and for personal interest commenced a Bachelor of Theology at Flinders University in 2016. He began working for AnglicareSA in 2017 and joined the weekly Workplace Prayers gathering. He found the environment of liturgical prayer meaningful and evocative, started to become aware of the breadth and richness of the Anglican tradition and began to attend services at St Peter’s, Glenelg, and was received into the Anglican Church. As he neared the end of his theological studies, he began to recognise a call to ordained ministry.

Ben was ordained Deacon in 2022 to serve in what is called the Distinctive Diaconate. Distinctive Deacons have a strong call to an outward-looking and community-minded ministry. They prefer to be out and about, making contacts, building relationships, identifying and meeting needs, creating stepping-stones between God and the world. They often have a particular concern for issues of poverty and justice and many minister to those on the margins of church and society. Ben works for AnglicareSA as Manager, Mission & Anglican Community Engagement.

Contact the Rev’d Ben Falcon


Anthony Hunt, Director of Music

Organist, pianist and conductor Anthony Hunt was appointed as Director of Music in January 2020. From 2009 to 2019, Anthony was based in Sydney at Opera Australia, where he was Chorus Master from 2013 to 2019. In 2020 he returned to Adelaide with his family to work at St Peter’s, and also as Head of Music and Chorus Master at State Opera of South Australia.

Anthony was a chorister and Head Chorister in the Cathedral Choir in his youth, studying piano and later organ. He went on to study at the Elder Conservatorium at the University of Adelaide, where he took a First Class Honours degree in piano and organ. Anthony moved to London to study as a repetiteur in the specialist opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a Master of Arts from the University of London. He was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2014. In London, Anthony continued his organ playing, performing many concerts with various choral societies, regularly deputising at cathedrals and parish churches, and performing organ continuo with various ensembles, including for the Royal Academy of Music Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series.

In Sydney, Anthony was a deputy organist at St James’ King Street, and was Chorus Master for over 75 productions at Opera Australia, including Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Anthony has been a participant in Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program, and conducts both the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Baroque in concert, opera and oratorio. He has also been guest chorus master for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Contact the Director of Music

Vacant Cathedral Organist


Mark Joyner Assistant Organist (Hon.)

Mark Joyner studied at the University of Melbourne, where his organ teachers were June Nixon at St Paul’s Cathedral and Lindsay O’Neill at St Andrew’s Brighton. Earlier, he was a chorister and then pupil and Assistant Organist to Paul Paviour at All Saints’ Cathedral Bathurst, NSW. Later he was Organist and Choirmaster at several churches, including Holy Trinity Cathedral Wangaratta and St George’s Church Malvern, in Victoria.

He is also a school music teacher and has taught at a number of schools. Prior to moving to Adelaide in 1999, he was Assistant Director of Music, Organist and Choirmaster at Melbourne Grammar School.

Coby Mellor Sub-organist (Hon.)
Charlie Wells Organ Scholar
Shirley-Anne Gale OAM Organist Emerita


Peter Burdon Cathedral Administrator

Peter is responsible for management and oversight of the Cathedral Office and the lay team. He provides executive support to the Dean and Cathedral Council, and has day-to-day responsibility for compliance and reporting, management of contracts, contractors and property, and volunteer recruitment and development.

To contact Peter, please email: office@stpeters-cathedral.org.au

Vacant Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant assists with front desk and general office support, with a particular focus on preparation of Cathedral orders of service and venue bookings and scheduling in the Cathedral and its surrounding halls.

For events inquiries, please email events@stpeters-cathedral.org.au

We are recruiting into this position. Information including a Position Description and Advertisement is available here. Applications should be received by 4 pm on Friday 24 May 2024.

Robyn Shilcock Finance Officer 

As Finance Officer, Robyn keeps the Cathedral accounts.