Clare College Cambridge

Chapel Personnel


Who's Who?


Jamie HawkeyTHE DEAN, Jamie Hawkey, is responsible for the life of the College Chapel, has a pastoral rôle among all members of the College community and is Director of Studies in Theology.  He is a priest of the Church of England, and studied at Girton and Selwyn Colleges and Westcott House here in Cambridge,  and at the Angelicum University in Rome.  He came to Clare having been Precentor of Westminster Abbey and a Minor Canon there since 2010, prior to which he was curate of St Mary's Portsea in inner-city Portsmouth.  His research interests focus around ecclesiology and ecumenical theology, and in addition to his work at Clare he serves on the International Anglican-Reformed Dialogue, as a member of the Malines Conversions Group, and chairs the UK Appeal Committee of the Anglican Centre in Rome.  He is married to Carol, and is passionate about the arts, history and the countryside.  Jamie can normally be found in E3 during office hours, and may be contacted on or Tel: +44 (0)1223 333240






Arthur KeeferTHE DECANI SCHOLAR, Arthur Keefer, assists the Dean in the life of the Chapel.  He is a second year doctoral student in the Faculty of Divinity, writing a dissertation on the Book of Proverbs.  With a BA in International Business from Virginia Tech and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, Arthur has published on the Old and New Testaments, written for The Washington Post, and collaborated with Eastern Orthodox and Muslim scholars.  His interests also include philosophy, pedagogy, and global theological education.  He enjoys running, cooking, and music of all sorts.  He can be contacted on



THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, Graham Ross, is a composer and conductor of a wide range of repertoire, he has had works performed throughout Europe and beyond. A passionate believer in the unveiling of both unjustly-neglected and newly-penned works, he has given numerous first performances as both a pianist and conductor of a very broad spectrum of composers.

He is Principal Conductor/co-founder of The Dmitri Ensemble, with whom he has explored in particular many rarely performed and newly-composed works, and recorded works by James MacMillan (Naxos),Vaughan Williams (Albion Records), Judith Bingham (Signum) and Giles Swayne (Naxos). He guest conducts ensembles and orchestras across the UK and beyond, and is increasingly involved in the field of opera, having conducted in Jerusalem, Aldeburgh, Provence, Glyndebourne and beyond. He holds a special relationship with Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Denmark, where he has appeared many times as guest conductor.

As a composer recent performances have been given by, amongst others, Aurora Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, O Duo, and the Solstice Quartet, at festivals including Edington, Musique-Cordiale, Three Choirs and London Contemporary Church Music Festivals.

He may be contacted on:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333264


THE CHAPEL ADMINISTRATOR, Nicola Robertson, is responsible for running the day-to-day administration of the Chapel, including all Chapel bookings, producing service sheets and co-ordinating extra and special services. In addition she plays a large part in helping the Director of Music administratively with the musical side of Chapel and in particular with the Chapel Choir. She also looks after the Bennett Room in Memorial Court and works from 10.00am - 2.00pm during term time.

She may be contacted on:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: +44  (0)1223 333206



Michael PapadopoulosASSISTANT ORGANIST Michael Papadopoulos comes to Clare having completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, where he took first place in the Eric Thiman Prize and was awarded the Stephen Bicknell Award.  He has held posts at St Albans Cathedral, Trinity and Exeter Colleges, Oxford, and St Mark's, Regent's Park.  He is currently Assistant Director of Music at St Paul's, Knightsbridge.

At school he was awarded the ABRSM's Gold Bursary as well as the Sheila Mossman Prize, and was nominated for a Young Haringey Hero Award.  He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 2013.  Aside from the organ, he regularly works with singers and instrumentalists as a pianist and conductor, recently founding the Ranleigh Chamber Orchestra, whose members are taken from London's conservatoires.