The governance of the Cathedral is regulated by statute, as required by the Cathedrals Measure 1999 - you can view this document here.
The corporate body of Salisbury Cathedral is the Chapter, the College of Canons and the Cathedral Council.
Chapters were formerly exclusively clerical bodies but after the 1999 act every cathedral chapter must now include at least two lay members.
The College of Canons is really an extended version of the Chapter comprising the Dean and Canons, Assistant Bishops and Archdeacons of the Diocese, but not the Bishop.
Our annual review sets out in detail the rich and varied nature of the life and work of this Cathedral Church and is available to download below. Much has been achieved but there is much to do; with confidence and fresh hope we pledge ourselves the privilege of bringing innovation to the tradition that is Salisbury Cathedral.
You can download our Annual Report and Accounts below: