The work of the Cathedral is carried out by over 300 paid staff, supported by some 800 volunteers. The ‘corporate body’ responsible for the management of the Cathedral is the Chapter of Canterbury who are advised by the Cathedral Council and the College of Canons.

The Chapter of Canterbury

The Chapter are responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Cathedral. Chapter comprises the Dean, the Residentiary Canons, the Receiver General and four additional persons appointed by the Archbishop.

Details of the Chapter members may be found here.
Details of other Senior Positions may be found here.

The Cathedral Council

The Council represents the Cathedral community as well as the wider local and regional community. It has 20 members, drawn from a wide variety of organisations. Its duty is to further and support the work of the Cathedral Church in spiritual, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical areas.

A list of Cathedral Council members may be found here.

The College of Canons

The College of Canons is composed of 30 Honorary, Lay and Provincial Canons, appointed by the Archbishop and it supports the life of the Cathedral in many different ways.

A list of the members of the College of Canons may be found here.

The Cathedral Trust

The Cathedral Trust is a separate charity that is solely for the benefit of the Cathedral. Since 1974, it has assisted with the restoration, maintenance and improvement of the fabric and contents of Canterbury Cathedral and the provision, promotion and encouragement of music. Find out more…