Introducing the cathedral's digital development and content officer

Emma Farley portrait

Truro Cathedral warmly welcomes Emma, who joined the team this month. Emma has taken on the role of digital development and content officer for the cathedral, a position created thanks to recent funding from the Church of England's Church Commissioners' Cathedral Sustainability Fund. Here is a little about Emma's background:

Welcome to the cathedral! Why did you want to join the cathedral team?

I'm Cornish born and bred and it's such an important part of our culture and heritage. I'm excited to be a part of that. I've also got a bit of a soft spot for the building as it's where I graduated.

Tell us a little bit about your role with the cathedral:

I'm working in a new role, focusing on digital content and developments. One of my first projects is to support Truro Cathedral Music fundraising, as well as develop a platform for educational resources.

Can you tell us about your professional background?

I have a degree in Writing for the Media, as well as a PGCE, and have been working in marketing and communications for the last ten years or so. I started as a Web Marketing Assistant for Falmouth University before moving on to Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union, where I realised my passion lay in helping people share their stories and cultivating online communities.

Have you always lived in Cornwall?

I spent a year in Winchester while I was studying but other than that I've always lived in West Cornwall. I love spending time in green and blue spaces (the perfect wellbeing boost) and I don't think I could ever live anywhere else.

List some favourite things about living in Cornwall

I love that I'm never far from the sea and that the way of life is that bit slower. I also love that everyone knows everyone, so it's fantastic for creative networking.

What are your interests outside of work?

I studied film for a long time (I originally wanted to go into film journalism) and I'm still a big cinema-goer. I'm also a big bookworm and make time for reading when I can. In fact, I'm a massive nerd in general - I love all things pen and paper and have spent a big chunk of the last 18 months learning hand lettering and calligraphy. It's a wonderful mindful practice.