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Cathedral Chapter up to full strength

The appointment of Revd Chris Palmer as Canon Chancellor means the Cathedral Chapter  – the Cathedral’s governing body – is now up to full strength once again.

He joins the new precentor, Canon James Mustard, who began his new role this week. The full list of Chapter members is included online.

Following the Visitation of Exeter Cathedral by the Bishop of Exeter in 2016, with its focus on governance, finance and safeguarding, the Dean and Chapter are pleased to confirm that the Cathedral’s finances have turned around and are showing a small surplus, though financial caution will continue to be exercised.

A letter setting out the Cathedral’s progress in all areas over the last 18 months, from the Chair of Cathedral Council, Barnabas Hurst-Bannister, can be downloaded below.

The new Dean, the Very Rev Jonathan Greener said: “I am thrilled that with the appointment of a Canon Chancellor and Canon Precentor the Chapter of Exeter Cathedral is now up to full strength. So much good work was done before my own appointment to ensure the Cathedral is back on a sound financial footing that we are now able to look forward to the future with real confidence.

“Exeter Cathedral is blessed with an amazing building, arguably the best in Devon, and we are all aware of our responsibility to safeguard it for future generations. However we also want to ensure that the Cathedral offers a warm welcome to everybody today, regardless of faith, whether they come as a tourist, a school child, or a worshipper.”