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England's cathedrals

We noted last week’s release of the draft report by the Church of England’s Cathedrals Working Group here.

General Synod members have been sent a copy of the draft report (GS Misc 1177) today; it includes a covering letter from the chair and vice-chair of the group

Here are some media reports and comment articles that have appeared since the report was released.

media reports

Madeleine Davies Church Times Praise and warnings in cathedrals review

“SERIOUS governance mistakes” have been made at cathedrals, and legislative change is needed to correct “inadequacies” in their regulation, are the conclusions of a review commissioned in the wake of a cash-flow crisis at Peterborough. It also says that many cathedrals are struggling financially…

Harriet Sherwood The Guardian England’s cathedrals face financial crisis as running costs soar
Inquiry criticises management of some Anglican buildings and urges CoE to ask for state funds

Anglican Communion News Service Review proposes law change to improve governance of English Cathedrals

For a list of the report’s principal recommendations read Frank Cranmer Law & Religion UK Governance of Church of England cathedrals: the draft report

comment

Miachael Sadgrove Woolgathering in North East England A New Report on Cathedrals

Stephen Cherry Another Angle How to run a Cathedral

Adrian Newman Church Times How to make cathedrals fitter for the future
If they are to flourish in the long term, they need changes in management and governance

Church Times Letters to the editor from John Searle, Richard Austen-Baker and Richard Lewis {scroll down]

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