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Policy and Guidance

The Care of Cathedrals Measure and Cathedrals

The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) publishes guidance on the operation of the Care of Cathedrals Measure and on the care, conservation and development of cathedrals. This will be useful to cathedral chapters planning works covered by the Measure and others involved with cathedral projects.

View guidance documents.

The Commission also issues policy guidance notes on types of work which come before it regularly. They set out the Commission’s expectations of an application and some of the considerations relevant to its decision-making. Current notes are listed below (click on the titles to download):


The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division publishes guidance and advice on the conservation of church buildings. Much of this is also relevant to cathedrals.

View conservation guidance.