The Revd Canon Anne Hollinghurst became the Vicar of St Peter’s in January 2010.
Since 2005 Anne Hollinghurst has been a Residentiary Canon of Manchester Cathedral and also Chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester. Before that, she held appointments at Derby Cathedral, and the University of Derby and a curacy at St Saviour’s, Nottingham.
Anne has a wealth of experience in pastoral matters, bereavement counselling, church youth work and, of course, preaching and the conduct of services at a busy cathedral. She has also been heavily involved in diocesan and cathedral strategy, planning and administration.
Anne said “I really enjoy serving the various congregations of St Peter’s and the wider parish. St Peter’s has so much to offer, not least through its strong choral and musical tradition, but also through the quality and commitment of its lay ministry. It has a key role to play within St Albans and within the diocese, and it is very good to be part of developing that.”
Anne is married to Steve Hollinghurst who is also an ordained priest, currently working as a full-time researcher in Christianity and contemporary culture.