National Cathedrals Conference
The National Cathedrals Conference will take place from 16th to 19th May 2022. This will be the time that cathedral clergy, lay staff and Chapter and Council members will all be able to gather under one roof to discuss and facilitate development of a strategic vision for the future direction of Cathedrals.
Entitled “Different Country: Different Church”, the conference will see over 400 delegates gathering over four days. It will be addressed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. It will be an opportunity for the Archbishops to voice their vision for the Church, and to help Cathedrals develop their important roles as places of gathering, inspiration, delight, education, challenge and debate.
The conference will foster understanding of the beneficial roles that cathedrals play in our society and their work with communities, dioceses, local and national government, Church of England central bodies, Ecumenical bodies and other Faith Communities. The conference will encourage and facilitate the sharing of best practice and networking between cathedrals and will be chaired by The Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield and Chairman of the Association of English Cathedrals.
The programme continues to be finalised, but it is envisaged that a gala dinner will be held on the Wednesday evening. The conference invites sponsoring organisations to network and participate in the work of the conference at the gala dinner, together with a civic reception and dinner on the Monday, and a special dinner on the Tuesday.