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, Kate Littlechild, 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. Her Quaker upbringing and musical hobbies as a child – she plays the piano and the violin - have provided her with experiences relevant to the job she is doing. She read Spanish at Nottingham University, and her past jobs have included working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council. She enjoys contact with people. Kate is married to Tony, and they have three children. She works out regularly at the gym, listens to all types of music, enjoys foreign travel, and is at present researching her family history.

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





THE CHOIR ADMINISTRATOR, James Proctor, manages the Choir's external engagements together with the day to day administration of the Choir. James first joined Clare College in 2012 as a Choral Volunteer whilst pursuing his postgraduate diploma in Arts Management at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. During this period, he was also a Marketing Assistant for the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, and a part-time Sales Assistant at Heffers Sound, Cambridge's specialist classical music shop.  James had originally read Music at Royal Holloway University of London, graduating with First Class Honours, and awarded the Brian Dennis Memorial Prize in Composition.

As a singer, James has sung lead roles in operas that include Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a staged production of Handel's Samson and Patterson's Entr'acte, commissioned for World Event Young Artists 2012.  He was formerly a Choral Scholar with the Royal Holloway Chapel Choir - with whom he participated in two recordings and a Radio 3 broadcast - and has performed with Ex Cathedra, London Bach Choir and Convivium Singers.  In his spare time, James enjoys going to rock & folk concerts, reading and visiting the Lake District. 

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





THE SIR WILLIAM McKIE ORGAN SCHOLAR, Anthony Daly, is in his second year reading music. He attended the Junior Department of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for eight years, qualifying as an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) with two prizes in summer 2013. Anthony is a versatile performer, having been featured as a soloist and accompanist on numerous occasions. Previous engagements have included playing for a live BBC Radio 4 broadcast, giving recitals in Switzerland and being invited to perform J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the organ of St John's Smith Square in a concert broadcast on Classic FM. Anthony studies organ with Ann Elise Smoot and James McVinnie.  He may be contacted on:     






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.