The Cathedral is served by a dedicated team of priests, a deacon, a parish sister and a committed team of paid and volunteer staff.

Cathedral Dean 
Rev Canon Malachy Brett 
Email: [email protected]  

Canon Malachy Brett is the Dean of the Cathedral.  He was appointed to the Cathedral in September 2017.  He trained for the Priesthood at St Mary’s Oscott, and was ordained by the Right Reverend James McGuinness, Bishop of Nottingham, in July 1990 in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Newark.  Canon Malachy's duties run from liturgy, catechesis, parish visiting, finance, staffing and maintenance.  He is also on the QMC and City Hospital Chaplaincy Team rota.


Assistant Priest
Rev Fr Jamesmon Elanjickal Abraham 

Fr James joined the Cathedral Parish as Assistant Priest from his home in Kerala, India, in time for Holy Week 2022.  Fr James is also the Priest in Charge of The Sacred Heart Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Nottingham and frequently travels to the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Northampton to celebrate Holy Qurbana with the Syro-Malankara Communities.


Assistant Priest 
Rev Fr John McCay
Email: [email protected]  

Fr John is Assistant Priest.  As well as supporting the Dean, Fr John continues his ongoing work as Chaplain to several prisons, and as Diocesan Advisor to the Bishop on Prison Chaplaincy Ministry.  


Rev Deacon David Kerry
Email: [email protected]  

Deacon David was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2018 by Bishop Patrick.  As well as working full time and being a family man, Deacon David is very involved in pastoral and ecumenical work.  Deacon David often assists the Cathedral Dean during Mass, he preaches and is able to officiate at Baptisms, Weddings and Funeral Services. He has been a lifelong member of the St Barnabas community, receiving his sacraments here and assisting at the altar as a server for 46 years.  He can offer pastoral support and advice to parishioners in a confidential and friendly capacity.


Parish Sister

Sister Monica Kelliher, Little Company of Mary

 Sr Monica came to the Cathedral in 2009 following her retirement from nursing after 38 years of service.  As well as general support and help within the Cathedral and Sacristy, Sr Monica is a Ward Visitor at the QMC.  Following a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she is now back there supporting staff and patients.  She also makes follow up visits to homes and care homes as necessary, and is a huge support to the Clergy.


Parish Administrator 
Mrs Alison Lokes 
Email: [email protected] 
Tel: 0115 9539839 ext 7  

Alison oversees the Cathedral’s diary and is responsible for liaising between the Dean and external organisations. She also provides a front-line service to visitors Monday to Friday and responds to the many emails and telephone calls to Cathedral House.  Alison is also responsible for the Parish Hall bookings and general office administration and finance.


Parish Safeguarding Representative
Mrs Ann Reddington
Email: [email protected] 
Tel: 07513725311

Ann provides support and assistance to the Cathedral parish in safeguarding matters. She promotes a culture of safeguarding in the parish  where everyone can flourish and parish activities happily and safely, especially those considered vulnerable (minors/adults at risk). Ann does this through helping to create a safe environment, supporting the safe recruitment of volunteers (DBS checks) and being available should people wish to report concerns or need advice. 

Contact can also be made with the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator: Rachel Campion
Telephone 0115 953 9849 
Email: [email protected] 


Director of Music*** 
Mr Gregory Treloar BMUS (HONS) MA

Email: [email protected]


Neil Page BA (Dunelm) FTCL LRAM ARCO
Email: [email protected] 


Organist Emeritus
Graeme Vernon ARMCM

*** See Cathedral Music Pages for full biographies of the Music Department.


Charles Newham

The Sacristan prepares the altar for Cathedral ceremonies and is responsible for the care of the vestments and sacred vessels used in the liturgy.


Cathedral Gift Shop 
Cheryl Broodryk 

The Gift Shop is located in the Ellis Room, which is located upstairs in the Cathedral Hall, and sells Mass cards, rosaries, greeting cards, religious objects, missals, books and much more. All profits go to the Cathedral Funds. The Gift Shop is open every Friday and Sunday morning from 9am to 2pm.  Please refer to the newsletter for any changes regarding these times, should this be necessary.  Items can be also be ordered in, through arrangement with Cheryl.


Chairman of the Cathedral Finance Committee 
Rev. Deacon David Kerry 
Email: [email protected]