The People

The Project Pilgrim Team 

Project Pilgrim is led by five dedicated members of staff, with support from all clergy, staff and volunteers at Gloucester Cathedral. 

Anne Cranston

 Project Manager

Anne joined the team from environmental charity Groundwork West Midlands. She brings with her a wealth of experience working with community groups as well as large scale fundraising, project management and overseeing building construction. Anne’s ultimate responsibility is to make sure this once in a generation opportunity becomes reality. You can read more about the challenges of the role each month in Anne's Blog Pilgrim's Progres. 

Helen Jeffrey

Community Engagement Manager 

Helen’s background is in heritage and museum education - after completing a Masters in Heritage Studies she gained experience in education development and delivery, volunteer management and implementing community engagement programmes. Helen joins us after three years as the Community Learning and  Volunteer Officer at Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Helen will be ensuring we provide creative activities and events to reach new audiences whilst working with partners to strengthen the impact and reach of the Cathedral across the county.

Anndie Hill 

Heritage Engagement Assistant 


Anndie joined the team after studying for a degree in History at the  University of Leeds and plays a key role in engaging new and existing vistors. She is the first point of contact for the project and is responsible for supporting both the Community Engagement Manager and the Vistor Experience Manager. She also shares project highlights via @ProjectPilgrim1. 

Charlie Peak

Volunteer Officer 


Charlie Peak worked in museums and galleries before moving to Gloucestershire to nurture his own vineyard. He volunteered at the Cathedral for 10 years before taking on the role of Volunteer Officer, to manage and support the existing volunteer team of over 400 and recruit many more to fill the roles created by Pilgrim.


Oliver Chamberlain

Apprentice Stonemason 

Oliver studied stonemasonry at the City of Bath College, and completed a Building Craft Apprenticeship with the Prince's Foundation as well as work placements at both York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral. He worked at Exeter Cathedral before joining our stonemasonry department in August 2016. Whilst here, Oliver will be working towards an NVQ3 in banker masonry followed by the presitgious Cathedral Workshop Fellowship.

The Contractors 



The Design Team    

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