The Chapter of Canterbury is looking for a Canon Treasurer to join them at a very special and exciting time within the community of Canterbury Cathedral. In July 2020 we are looking forward to hosting the fifteenth Lambeth Conference when we shall welcome bishops from all over the Anglican Communion here for the eleven days of the Conference: ‘God’s Church for God’s World.’ At the beginning of July we shall also begin ecumenical celebrations commemorating the 800th Anniversary of the consecration of the shrine of St Thomas Becket in 1220. During the months between July and 29th December, the 850th Anniversary of Becket’s martyrdom, a whole programme of pilgrimages, liturgy, music, drama and educational events of all kinds will explore the significance of Becket’s death and the issues it continues to raise today.
At the same time the restoration and enlargement of the historic Henry Willis Cathedral organ will be complete by Easter and the latest, and largest phase of the extensive restoration of the Cathedral’s roofs, glass and stonework and the creation of new visitor facilities will be nearing completion.
2020 therefore has all the aspects of a new beginning, and the Canon Treasurer, as one of the two full-time Commissioners’ Canons, will have a crucial part to play in how the life of the Cathedral and its large and creative community develops and flourishes in the years ahead. The Canon Treasurer’s particular task is to ensure that in fabric and finance and in the working departments and committees associated with them the Cathedral is faithful to its mission statement and ethos. Many of the facilities and programmes for visitors to the Cathedral, young and old, will be being used for the first time and both staff and volunteers have a sense of excitement as the years of planning and preparation come to fulfilment and a new phase of Cathedral ministry begins.
Applicants will be committed to our mission “To show people Jesus” and daily worship of Canterbury Cathedral and also to the collegial ethos of the Chapter. You will have strong numerical skills ensuring you are comfortable with complex financial data, and have effective organisational, communication, digital and administrative skills.
An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.
For full details and to apply, please visit our website:
With consideration to the festive period, the closing date for receipt
of completed applications is Sunday 6th January 2020
Interviews are expected to take place over two days on
22nd and 23rd January 2020
Closing date: 06 January 2020