Cathedral Governance

Since 1999, cathedrals have been governed in accordance with the Cathedrals Measure passed that year. The Measure states the purpose of cathedrals and specifies how they are to be governed.

The ‘corporate body’ of Exeter Cathedral (formally known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter in Exeter) is made up of the Chapter, the College of Canons and the Cathedral Council. Each of these bodies has an important role to play in how the Cathedral is governed.

The Cathedral’s community (Chapter, congregations, staff and volunteers) are represented by a committee whose lay members are elected by those on the Cathedral Community Roll, which enables the Cathedral to record all who are regularly involved in its life, and committed to its work. The Cathedral Community Committee works closely with the Cathedral Fellowship Committee, which arranges parties and outings for the Cathedral Community, and serves refreshments on special occasions such as the installation of members of the Cathedral Foundation.

Staff and volunteer vacancies are advertised online when they arise and general information can also be found about volunteering at Exeter Cathedral.

Constitution and Statutes

The fourth revision (and current version) of the Constitution & Statutes is dated 19 March 2018.  The revisions have been the subject of a public consultation and approval by the Bishop of Exeter, Chapter, Cathedral Council and legal adviser to the General Synod, in accordance with the Cathedrals Measure 1999.

Download the fourth revision of the Constitution and Statutes

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