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 2021 meeting dates are listed below:

  • Thursday 28 January 2021
  • Thursday 25 March 2021
  • Thursday 27 May 2021
  • Thursday 22 July 2021
  • Thursday 9 September 2021 
  • Thursday 28 October 2021
  • Wednesday 15 December 2021
  • Thursday 27 January 2022

Deadlines for new applications for these meetings, as well as deadlines for advice requests, further information, condition discharge requests and other material, are outlined in the below PDF 

CFCE Calendar 2021



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 secretariat