Thank you for your interest in becoming a Member of Chapter and Lay Canon at Durham Cathedral. The Bishop and Chapter are embarking on the next stage of our development and are looking for a person of experience, expertise and wisdom who can make a significant contribution to the governance of the Cathedral, especially in the field of finance.

Being a member of Chapter is equivalent to a charity trustee and puts you at the heart of our team of nearly one thousand clergy, staff, volunteers and business partners. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term vision, strategy and sustainability not only of one of the truly great buildings of Europe, but also a centre of christian spirituality of global significance. Set high on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city below and the River Wear sweeping round, Durham Cathedral is part of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here is what we believe about our identity down the centuries and today, and how we – as the Cathedral’s living community – understand our role as its guardians:

Durham Cathedral is a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion, the shrine of St Cuthbert, the seat of the Bishop of Durham and a focus of pilgrimage and spirituality in North East England.

We inhabit a treasured sacred space set in the natural and human landscape of the World Heritage Site.

And this is the heart of our purpose:

To worship God, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, welcome all who come, celebrate and pass on our rich Christian heritage, and discover our place in God’s creation.

This is a special opportunity to be part of the Cathedral community and a rare privilege to be able to contribute to shaping and leading the future growth and impact of Durham Cathedral by sharing the love of God in Jesus Christ. We invite you to explore the treasures of Durham Cathedral, and we hope that you will be captivated by this holy and beautiful place and what it stands for.

Please take a look at our website which I hope whets your appetite. If it does, I very much look forward to hearing from you.

The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham

  • Closing Date: Sunday 2nd December 2018

  • Selection Event: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Supporting Documentation

A full documentation pack relating to this role can be viewed and downloaded here