The Association of English Cathedrals

The Association of English Cathedrals is the representative body for English Anglican cathedrals, promotes their role and encourages cathedrals to share best practice and information

The Association of English Cathedrals (AEC) was formed in 1990 as an unincorporated association to represent the interests of English Anglican Cathedrals in negotiations with English Heritage about a Cathedrals Grant Scheme. Over the years, its role has expanded and now includes all aspects of better equipping cathedrals, including:

  • promoting the role of cathedrals in national and church life;
  • liaising with the Church of England central bodies;
  • liaising with government departments and agencies;
  • liaising with national ecumenical bodies such as the Churches Legislation Advisory Service;
  • encouraging sharing of best practice and other information between members;
  • issuing guidance on issues affecting cathedrals;
  • organising (where appropriate with other organisations) conferences to explore various aspects of cathedral ministry, community engagement, education work and fabric issues;
  • providing training to members of cathedral Chapters; and
  • conducting research to assist in promoting the national role of cathedrals and to provide information for decision making at a local level so that cathedrals can engage better with their communities.

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