Our Team

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StaffPhotos2018Web-_0007_FNThe Very Reverend Frank Nelson, Dean

As Dean of St Peter’s (since late 2012) Frank exercises a key leadership role in facilitating the mission and ministry of the Cathedral in the Diocese and City of Adelaide.

Ordained in 1978 Frank worked in a wide variety of churches and cathedrals in South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia before being invited to become Dean of St Peter’s. He finds stability and wisdom in the teaching of St Benedict believing that, in the busyness of cathedral life, the need to find balance remains essential. (Frank’s thesis for M Min explored this theme. See https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/1800

As well as being part of the Diocesan leadership team he continues his interest in the education of lay people through the EFM programme, as a mentor and a national traine

Contact The Dean: 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 twice travelled with them on overseas tours.

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.

Contact the Canon Precentor: jwilson@stpeters-cathedral.org.au


StaffPhotos2018Web-_0005_WMThe Reverend Wendy Morecroft, Assistant Curate (Deacon)

The Rev’d Wendy Morecroft joined the Cathedral staff as a Deacon on 26 November. As well as learning the ropes Wendy will spend time with baptism families and younger adults. Wendy comes to us with a wealth of experience as a lay person in the Anglican Church

Contact the Assistant Curate: wendy.morecroft@stpeters-cathedral.org.au






Lynn Arnold 2The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold AO, Assistant Priest

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 programme on Sunday nights on Life FM.

Lynn was appointed as 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 Assistant Priest: larnold@stpeters-cathedral.org.au




StaffPhotos2018Web-_0004_LHLeonie Hempton OAM, Director of Music

Appointed Director of Music at the Cathedral in 1996, Leonie is responsible for the music programme of St Peter’s.

After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium, Leonie spent four years in England developing her skills as a pianist and accompanist. As a music educator, she has had vast experience in many areas of music and music education. She has taught in a number of secondary schools and worked as a vocal coach for the State Opera and State Theatre Companies of South Australia, as well as teaching at NIDA in Sydney. Leonie has conducted many community, university and school choirs. Leoine was also a music teacher at Marryatville Special Interest Music High School.

Leonie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2014 for ‘service to the community through music’


DavidHeahDavid Heah, Cathedral Organist

Appointed Cathedral Organist in Dec 2017, David has a long association with the music program at St Peter’s Cathedral. He joined the Cathedral Choir in 2000, becoming Head Chorister in 2004, and in doing so developed a passionate interest in both Anglican choral repertoire and organ music.

After matriculating David sought further musical challenges and, under the tutelage of Dr David Swale OAM (Organist Emeritus), returned to the Cathedral as an Organ Scholar in 2012. He has continued his studies under Dr Joshua van Konkelenberg from 2013. The scholarship provided David with opportunities to accompanying the choirs of the Cathedral in service and worship, as well as solo performances.

David studied a double engineering degree at the University of Adelaide and now works as a professional engineer in the petroleum industry. David was previously Sub-Organist (2016-17)


PP-Chatterton_Andrew-291x300Andrew Chatterton, Assistant Director of Music (Hon.)

Andrew Chatterton, conductor, pianist, singer and teacher, completed his studies at the Elder Conservatorium, studying piano with Gabriella Smart and Eleonora Sivan. He continues to study voice with Keith Hempton. A teacher at St Peter’s College, Andrew works with choirs across the Junior and Senior Schools.

Andrew also works with the Adelaide Harmony Choir as Director of Music and is also a conductor with Young Adelaide Voices. As Assistant Director of Music at St Peter’s Cathedral, Andrew regularly conducts and sings with the Cathedral Choir, and has conducted the choir on tour in England and Italy. As a choral singer he performs regularly in Adelaide Festivals and with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has studied conducting with Johannes Fritszch, Arvo Volmer, János Fürst and Christopher Seaman as part of the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program.

Andrew conducted the Flinders University Choral Society for six years and has conducted premier performances by many Australian composers



Mark Joyner, Assistant Organist

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.


Organ Scholar: Haowei Yang
Organ Emeritus: Shirley Gale, Dr David Swale OAM




StaffPhotos2018Web-_0002_KPKate Palmrose, Cathedral Administrator

Kate is responsible for all practical arrangements in the Cathedral Office, diary and bookings, and oversight of the plant








Andrew Victorsen, Communications & Events Coordinator

Andrew is responsible for the coordination of all communication material as well as the promotion and organisation of Cathedral events