Cathedrals

The Church's cathedrals in England make an immense contribution to the country's historic environment. They are physical and social landmarks. They are often the largest and most architecturally complex buildings in their area, and they may also be the oldest.

Most importantly, cathedrals remain in use for their original purpose. Through their presence, worship and varied work, they reach out to their local and wider communities in many ways.

Click here for more about our historic cathedral buildings (on the ChurchCare website).

The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE)

The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) is the national body overseeing the Church's controls over certain types of work to its cathedrals in England under the Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011. It also offers advice on matters relating to the architecture, archaeology, art and history of cathedrals and their precincts, landscape and environment and publishes a range of policy and guidance documents. Each cathedral also has a local Fabric Advisory Committee (FAC).

Click here for more about the work of the CFCE (on the ChurchCare website).

Click here for access to the CFCE policy and guidance documents (on the ChurchCare website).

Click here for guidance on making an application under the Care of Cathedrals Measure (on the ChurchCare website). This includes a Quick Guide and links to download the most commonly-used forms in the process.