9 March 2017 (York), 10 June 2017, 11-12 October 2017
New and existing members of any cathedral Chapter are invited to attend this varied and practically-focused training session, run by the Association of English Cathedrals. In addition to lay and ordained members of Chapter, the training has also proved useful for newly appointed administrators and deans.
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 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’
In addition to lay and ordained members of Chapter, the training has also proved useful for newly appointed administrators – and deans.
In 2017 there will be three sessions:
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.
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.
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October 2017 at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14 8DS. 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 there is 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.
Details of the courses are also available on the AEC website.