Chapter Training

The AEC’s induction Chapter training sessions in 2018 and 2019 are open for bookings.

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

The next session will take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 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 final session in 2018 will be a 24-hour residential at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October 2018. The session will begin with dinner at 6.30pm on 16 October and end at 4.00pm on 17 October. The cost will be £180, to include dinner, overnight accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

We have now made arrangements for the 2019 Chapter Training sessions too, and there will be three sessions as follows:

The first session will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 at York Minster. The session will begin with coffee at 10.30am and end by 4.00pm. We hope the Minster well offer 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 18 May 2019 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 Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October 2019. The session will begin with dinner at 6.30pm on 15 October and end at 4.00pm on 16 October. The cost will be £180, 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 all the sessions. 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’

The Rev’d 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

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