Cathedral Ministry Team

Many people are involved in helping the cathedral community worship, work and witness day by day: elected churchwardens, church council members, and other officials; plus volunteer choir members, servers, lesson readers, intercessors, etc. If you feel that there is a way in which you could contribute to the life of the community, do let us know.

The rest of this page profiles all who have been licensed by the Diocese in Europe to lead worship and carry out pastoral tasks here.



Canon Ian Tarrant,
Dean Designate

Ian was due to be installed as the new Dean of the Cathedral in April 2020, but this ceremony has been postponed to October because of the current pandemic. However, Ian has been in Gibraltar since March, and is currently licensed as the Bishop's Commisary (representative) here.

Ian grew up in the English county of Essex, and studied physics at Cambridge University. While studying he discerned a call to the ordained ministry of the Church of England. After a year working in Holland, and two years working in Kenya, he trained for ordination at St John's College, Nottingham. For three years he served as a curate at St Mary's, Ealing, and then went to Zaire with the Church Mission Society, where he was involved in theological education - among other things! During the liberation war, by which Zaire became the Democratic Republic of Congo, he spent six months in Uganda.

After returning from DRC, Ian served as a university chaplain in Nottingham for eleven years, and then as Rector of St Mary's Woodford for ten.

Canon Robin Gill,
Canon Theologian

Robin and Jenny married in 1967 and ; max-have two children and four grandchildren. Robin was a curate at Rugby Parish Church while Jenny was a doctor in Coventry, then serving the Church in Papua New Guinea for a year. Returning to Edinburgh University in 1972, Robin was appointed Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology. Robin also served as Priest-in-charge and Jenny as a GP successively in parishes in Edinburgh, the Scottish-English Borders and Kent. Robin became Professor of Applied Theology in 1988, first at Newcastle then at Kent Universities, and advisor on theology and medical ethics to three Archbishops of Canterbury. Retiring in 2013, they came to live more permanently in Gibraltar, with Robin still serving as Acting Dean 2017-2020 and Jenny as a part-time GP. Robin writes extensively on Christian ethics, edits the journal Theology, chairs the ethics committee of the GHA, and remains a Canon of both Canterbury and Gibraltar Cathedrals and a fanatical trumpet player.

Pam Baker,
Reader

Pam was born in Liverpool and has spent her life around ships. On leaving school she worked for a large shipping company. After her marriage to Alan, a Merchant Navy Deck Officer, the company allowed her to go away with him and she spent ten very interesting years on tankers and gas carriers, even working for a couple of years as a stewardess. They came to live and work in Gibraltar in 1980 before the Spanish border was open, and began attending Holy Trinity Cathedral. Alan was a Marine Pilot and Pam worked for a ship owner. Both their daughters were born here and went to the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Pam studied with St John's Nottingham under the Diocesan training programme and became a Reader in January 2017. She is also authorised to take funerals.

Rev Ron Curtis,
Port Chaplain

Ron covers the Gibraltar Port Chaplaincy role as a locum, and is based at the Flying Angel, North Mole, also providing assistance at the Cathedral. He has a background in retail, followed by more than 30 years in HM Customs and Excise. Whilst working in the Department he trained for the priesthood on the Oxford Ministry Course. Following Ordination in 2001, he was a curate in the Cotswolds, before going on to full-time ministry as a parish priest in Stourbridge, West Midlands. After retirement in 2012, Ron became a locum chaplain in Portugal for 4 years. Alongside ministry Ron enjoys keeping fit through walking, cycling and going to the gym, and has a keen interest in the World War Graves, visiting cemeteries and memorials in France and Belgium most years. Ron is married to Claire and they are blessed with twin sons and 5 grandchildren.