Evening closure of Precincts, Tues 26 – Sat 30 September
Due to the Luxmuralis light show and the need to manage large queues, public entry to the Precincts after 17:30 will only be possible for Luxmuralis ticket holders or those attending Choral Evensong.
Planning your visit? Remember to check our upcoming closures.
Notice of Formal Consultation
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury is reviewing its Constitution and Statutes.
Under the Cathedrals Measure 2021, all English cathedrals are required to become charities registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, and the consultation is a part of this process.
Why is this happening?
In 2017, a Church of England working group reviewed and made recommendations on the governance and regulation of all cathedrals. These recommendations formed the basis of the new Cathedrals Measure 2021 which was passed by the General Synod in 2018 and received Royal Assent in 2021.
What will change, and how does this apply to the Cathedral?
All cathedrals in England are required to prepare a new set of Constitutions and Statutes and must also apply to the Charity Commission of England and Wales (‘the Charity Commission’) for registration as a charity, supported by the Church Commissioners. Once registered by the Charity Commission, the Cathedral will be co-regulated by the Church Commissioners and the Charity Commission.
Under the new Constitution and Statutes, there will be changes to the membership of Chapter (the Cathedral’s Governing Body), including more lay members and a majority of non-executive members on Chapter, including the appointment of a Senior Non-Executive member. Chapter members will become trustees. There will also be formally constituted committees: Finance, Audit and Risk, and Nominations.
Viewing the Constitution and Statutes
You can view the proposed new Constitution and Statutes by clicking on the links below.
Printed copies are available for viewing in Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH during office hours – Monday to Friday 9am–1pm and 2pm–5pm.
The consultation is now open and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 5th October 2023.
If you have any comments, please email these to [email protected] by the closing date as detailed above.