The Cathedral Chapter

The Cathedral Chapter (the governing body of the Cathedral) is made up of five clerical canons and four lay members of Chapter.

Together they are responsible for the governance of the Cathedral. The Chapter is advised by its architect, archaeologist and the Cathedral Council and by specialist groups such as the Fabric Advisory Committee (FAC) and the Finance and Investment Advisory Committee (FIAC).

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The Dean

The Very Revd Dr John Davies

Andrew Featherstone

The Chancellor

Canon Andrew Featherstone

Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle

The Precentor

Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle


The Archdeacon of Wells

Canon Anne Gell (from May 2017)

Graham Dodds

The Treasurer

Canon Dr Graham Dodds

Paul Richards

The Administrator

Prebendary Dr Paul Richards

Dr Alan Kerbey

Lay Member

Prebendary Dr Alan Kerbey OBE

Dr Alison Perham

Lay Member

Prebendary Dr Alison Perham

Tim Wilson

Lay Member

Prebendary Tim Wilson