Cathedrals Fabric Commission

We help you care for, conserve and develop your cathedral.
Ely Cathedral looking at the painted ceiling of the west tower Timothy Selvage

We make decisions on applications for certain types of work to cathedrals in England. The Care of Cathedral Measure 2011 sets out our powers and duties. We also offer a free pre-application advice service to help you develop your ideas.


Our 2019 meeting dates are listed below:

  • Thursday 31 January 2019
  • Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Thursday 30 May 2019
  • Thursday 18 July 2019
  • Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Thursday 31 October 2019
  • Thursday 19 December 2019

Our membership

The Commission has 24 members.

They include experts in liturgy, architecture, archaeology, conservation, engineering, music and art. We consult with professional and Church bodies before appointing them.

The 2016-2021 membership
The secretariat

Also of Interest

Contact us

Contact the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for advice and guidance

How we operate

Learn more about the Care of Cathedral Measure 2011 

Cathedral archaeologists and architects

Understand the role of your professionals