Update 20/10/23 – Please note the public consultation is now closed.

The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln 


Lincoln Cathedral is reviewing its Constitution and Statutes 

What is happening? 

Under the Cathedrals Measure 2021, all Anglican cathedrals in England are required to become charities registered with the Charity Commission and the consultation is a part of this process. 

Why is this happening? 

In 2017, a Church of England working group reviewed and made recommendations on the governance and regulation of all cathedrals. These recommendations formed the basis of the new Cathedrals Measure 2021 which was passed by the General Synod in 2018 and received Royal Assent in 2021. 

What will change, and how does this apply to Lincoln Cathedral? 

To become a charity, we are required to prepare a new set of Constitutions and Statutes.  We must also apply for registration to the Charity Commission of England and Wales (‘the Charity Commission’), supported by the Church Commissioners.  When approved by the Charity Commission, the cathedral will be co-regulated by the Church Commissioners and the Charity Commission, with our Chapter members becoming charity trustees. 

Viewing the Constitution and Statutes 

You can view the proposed new Constitution and Statutes online by clicking here

Download the proposed Constitution
Download the proposed Statutes

The consultation is now closed.

If you have any comments, please email them to chapteroffice@lincolncathedral.com. 

Kindest regards 

The Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral 

Dated: 21 September 2023