Chapter Training

The AEC’s Chapter Induction training sessions are for members of cathedral Chapters, lay and ordained, newly appointed administrators, deans without previous cathedral experience, and chairs of Cathedral Councils. The one-day sessions each cover the same content and are arranged to take place in various locations during the year so that they are reasonably accessible. 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.

Booking is now open for the 2022 sessions.

  • Wednesday 16 February 2022, originally scheduled to take place at Leeds Diocesan Office, has now moved on-line. The session will run that morning on Zoom 9.15am – 1pm, and include presentations, small discussion groups and Q & A sessions, with restorative breaks at intervals. There is no charge for the session.
  • Saturday 11 June 2022 at Southwark Cathedral. The session will begin with coffee at 10.30am and end by 4.00pm. Cost £60, to include a buffet lunch.
  • Tuesday 11-Wednesday 12 October 2022 at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS. The residential session will begin with dinner at 6.30pm on 11 October and end at 4.00pm on 12 October. Cost £195, to include dinner, overnight accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

We intend to continue with in-person sessions, but are ready to move on-line, if necessary.

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 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’

‘Very well put-together, good, engaging presentations’

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 Administration Officer:

Moira Dean

AEC, PO Box 53506, London SE19 1ZL

Telephone: 07930 690273