Michael Clayton ACMA. CGMA. DMS
This page was updated in June 2016
Michael sings in the first tenor section of the choir which he joined in 1989 after speaking with the then secretary John Pearce and a colleague who often helped the choir with secretarial duties .
Prior to joining our choir, he was a member of several choirs before settling as a member of the choir of All Saints Church, Maidstone, where he was involved in cathedral standard singing for nine years.
Mike is a qualified cost and management accountant, a career which he took up after serving in the army for three years. Most of his professional life has been spent in industry, mainly in paper-making and paper conversion. He began auditing our choir accounts in 1991 and shortly afterwards he became our treasurer, a post at which he excels keeping the choir's finances healthy.
In November 1992, he joined Kent Police as an accountant and has been enjoying his retirement since February 2002.
Mike is a steward and welcomer at Rochester Cathedral and volunteers one day a week in the Cathedral Finance Department.
Besides singing, his hobbies include bowls, gardening, music, theatre (especially musicals), walking and visiting cathedrals. He is a devoted fan of the bands of HM Royal Marines and will travel long distances to attend their concerts and appearances.
At the choir's 36th Annual General Meeting, in appreciation of his service to the choir, Mike was appointed as our second Honorary Vice President.
We are indebted to you Mike, not only for managing our finances so well, but also for being a very regular attendee at so many practices and concerts. Well done.