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Wakefield Cathedral launches public consultation

First published on: 22nd December 2022

The Chapter of Wakefield Cathedral, the cathedral’s governing body, today opened a public consultation on its proposed new Constitution and Statutes – the documents which describe how the cathedral is run.

The new documents have been drafted following changes in the way cathedrals are governed. 

As a result of the Cathedrals Measure 2021, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, every English cathedral must make changes to conform to charity law as well as Church of England regulations. 

The changes include revised provisions for the governance, management, property and financial affairs of English cathedrals.  

As part of the process, the new drafts of the Constitution and Statutes must be made available for public consultation – a mark of the part cathedrals play in public life as well as the life of the church.

The public consultation at Wakefield opens on Thursday, December 22 and closes on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. 

During that time, the documents are available for review in the cathedral, or here on Wakefield Cathedral’s website. 

In addition, the Dean of Wakefield, the Very Reverend Simon Cowling, and other members of the cathedral team will be available in person in the Treacy Hall at Wakefield Cathedral  on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 13.30 to 15.30 to answer questions or receive comments.

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