Chapter Training

The AEC’s Chapter training sessions in 2017 are open for bookings.

These sessions are for members of cathedral Chapters, lay and ordained, newly appointed administrators – and deans without previous cathedral experience.

There will be three Chapter Training sessions in 2017.

The first session will take place on Thursday 9 March 2017 at York Minster. The session will begin with coffee at 10.30am and end by 4.00pm. The Minster is offering a tour of the cathedral church after the session ends. The cost will be £60, to include a buffet lunch.

The second session will take place on Saturday 10 June 2017 at Southwark Cathedral. The session will begin with coffee at 10.30am and end by 4.00pm. The cost will be £60, to include a buffet lunch.

The third session will be a 24-hour residential at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October 2017. The session will begin with dinner at 6.30pm on 11 October and end at 4.00pm on 12 October. The cost will be £175, to include dinner, overnight accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

In order for the sessions to be viable, we are setting a minimum number of 10 for the sessions on 9 March and 10 June, and 14 for the residential session in October. The respective closing dates for booking places are Thursday 23 February, Friday 26 May and Tuesday 12 September 2017. Please book places in good time as once the courses are full no further bookings will be taken, although names can be added to a waiting list.

The training includes input from a number of speakers from different cathedrals – both ordained and lay – and from the CFCE, and includes reflection upon the legal responsibilities of Chapters, the relationship of Chapter to the rest of the Cathedral and the role of cathedrals as centres of worship and mission. The programme has been developed and refined over a number of years and delegates who attended recent sessions provided the following comments in their feedback:

‘An excellent course – fascinating, practical and very informative’

‘A very informative, helpful and enjoyable session, in a most congenial setting’

Canon Celia Thomson, Canon Chancellor at Gloucester Cathedral, co-ordinates these sessions on behalf of the AEC Executive.  Bookings should be made to the Executive Director:

Sarah King

AEC, PO Box 53506, London SE19 1ZL

Telephone: 07860 921419