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Humans of the Cathedral – Bob

As we come into September we open our doors once again to our team members, to our congregation and to the public, but we also say goodbye to one of our wonderful volunteers Mr. Robert Fryer who has decided to resign from his position. A very kind, friendly gentleman who would come to the Cathedral bright and early, go out of his way to help others and always welcomed our guests with a smile. Bob has made friends with so many members of staff, volunteers and visitors from all over the world. Perhaps you will remember him if you visited on a Thursday morning?

Although we're sad to see him go, we're very honored he is taking part in the Human's of the Cathedral! Find out more about Bob below...

What is your favourite part of the Cathedral?

I loved to sit at the front pews when I arrived on a Thursday morning and the church was empty. My favourite spot was the reception counter - sometimes the craic was great.

What are your goals for 2020?

To reach "90"!

Who was your childhood hero?

William Mackie who was the Captain of the Boys' Brigade Company to which I belonged. I firmly believe he set us young boys on the road to a "true Christian manliness".

What is your favourite memory from your time at the Cathedral?

Meeting people from all over the world. I have exchanged Christmas cards with people from U.S.A, England, Scotland and Prague! I was even invited to a wedding in Washington, D.C.

What is your favourite food?

Kerr's pink potatoes, boiled and a large slice of Steak and Kidney Pudding.

Bob has been with us as part of the Cathedral team for over 24 years! He first came to the Cathedral as a volunteer when a previous Dean, the late Dean Jack Shearer appealed on television in 1996. Although he's decided to end his time as a volunteer, we all hope that we'll see him again soon...