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Cathedral Governance

The governance of the Cathedral is regulated by statute, as required by the Cathedrals Measure 1999 - you can download this document at the bottom of this page.


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 - you can see who the members of our Chapter are here.


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. Learn more here.


Click here to learn more about our Cathedral Council.