Governance, Policies and Accounts

Cathedral Governance

The members of the Chapter along with Cathedral Council are responsible for the life, worship and mission of Wakefield Cathedral. They are trustees under charity law, overseeing the cathedral’s good governance, especially its finances and administration.

What is Cathedral Chapter?

The Chapter consists of twelve members, the Dean (the Very Revd Simon Cowling), the Residentiary Canons and nine other members of which at least six must be lay members.

It is the duty of the Chapter to direct and oversee the administration of the affairs of the cathedral, including in particular, to order the worship and promote the mission of the cathedral.

It is also responsible for the cathedral’s financial affairs and must prepare an annual report and audited accounts that must be submitted at an agreed time at the end of the year.

Electoral Roll

If you would like to apply for inclusion on the Wakefield Cathedral electoral roll, please download the below application form and return to

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Constitution and Statutes

To find out more about Wakefield Cathedral’s Constitution and Statutes, please download below.


Safeguarding Policy
To find out more about Safeguarding at Wakefield Cathedral please visit our ‘Safeguarding’ page.

Privacy Policy
To find out more about our Privacy Policy, please visit out ‘Privacy Policy’ page.

Complaints Policy
If you need to make a formal complaint to Wakefield Cathedral, please download our Complaints Policy below.

Green Policy
To find out more about our Green Policy please click here.

Alternatively email or download the Green Policy document below.

Annual Accounts

Click below to download the latest audited accounts from Wakefield Cathedral.

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