Full name:

Thomas Edward Stockwell

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Poole in Dorset (I’m one of triplets) but I spent most of the time away at boarding school.


Salisbury Cathedral School, Lancing College and then Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

Your previous role and place of work:

Most recently I’ve been Director of Music at Sunningdale School near Ascot in Berkshire. I’ve also been Organist and Director of Music at the local church. Before that, I was a lay clerk at Lincoln Cathedral.

What are you most looking forward to about working at King’s Ely?

My wife Victoria and I are excited to be working with the cathedral choristers in Choir House and to be living, working and raising our family in such a beautiful, historic and supportive environment.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

I love playing cricket, travel and exploring and spending time with friends and family.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a train driver or a vet. I then decided that I wanted to sing in cathedrals! I’ve achieved one of those things so far…

If you could have a super power, what would it be?


What was the last book you read?

Wine, Women and Song – A Spitfire Pilot’s Story by Hamish Brown.

What song are you most likely to sing at a Karaoke?

Pretty much anything by Queen. I have been dubbed ‘The Jukebox’ by friends, as I have an usual ability to remember words and tunes to all sorts of songs!

What is your favourite film?

Saving Private Ryan – absolutely incredible.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

I’m rather irrationally terrified of spiders…

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

Coffee, my Amazon Alexa (so I could listen to music!) and my wife and best friend, Victoria.

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