Our Diocese

Sacristan – Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Mother Church for Roman Catholics in England and Wales.  For over a hundred years countless Christians and visitors of every faith and none have crossed the threshold of this holy place.  The Cathedral is also a vibrant parish church where the community is always being built and extended; a living house of prayer where Holy Mass is offered over forty times every week and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available for six hours each day.

We are now looking to fill a part-time vacancy to provide support to the running of the Sacristy department for this busy Cathedral. The successful candidate will be a part of a highly motivated team challenged to assist in serving a Cathedral which is part of the diverse and ethnically rich Diocese of Westminster.

Sacristans are responsible for the preparation of the schedule of masses and other liturgical events; maintenance and ordering of all equipment associated with the Sacristy, sanctuary and chapels; supply and removal of votive candles and restoring furnishings and equipment to their normal place and condition after use; general tidiness and appearance of sacristy, sanctuary and chapels.

The successful applicant will ideally have experience in a similar role and must have a sound understanding of the social and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential for this role, as is an ability to work well as part of a team.

Hours of work:            10¼ paid hours on alternate Sundays

(8:30am – 20:15pm with suitable breaks)

With flexibility to cover other hours as and when needed

Salary:                         £11 per hour

Closing date:               27th October 2017

Interview date:           Wednesday, 8th November 2017


Please click here or the full job description 

If interested in applying, please download our job application form and submit to humanresources@rcdow.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV’s


Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to work in the UK. 


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