Cathedrals Plus is the network for all those engaged in welcoming visitors to places of Christian worship. The two main strands are those responsible for visitor care and those responsible for education. Membership includes almost every Anglican Cathedral, several Roman Catholic Cathedrals, Abbeys, Shrines, Minsters, and major churches; it caters for every place of Christian worship that welcomes a significant number of visitors.
An annual conference is held over three days, usually during September, where delegates have the opportunity to take part in training sessions and workshops and are able to share experiences and network with friends and colleagues old and new.
Regional training sessions for both strands are held during the year, free of charge for members. They also have access to email chatlines which give the opportunity to share good practice, seek advice and have discussions with fellow members.
Cathedrals Plus website, cathedralsplus.org.uk, has the facility for member organisations to advertise job vacancies free of charge. Members have links to their own websites and take turns to appear in the Spotlight on the home page.
The Chair of Cathedrals Plus is the Rev’d Canon Jane Brooke, Canon Missioner and Vice Dean at Chester Cathedral.
Cathedrals Plus is supported by its Secretary, Jackie Holderness.