Cathedral Chapter

The "Chapter" of the Cathedral is a committee established under the Diocesan Governance Ordinance to assist the Dean of the Cathedral in developing and implementing the mission and ministry of the Cathedral within the Diocese of Grafton, the wider community, and the life of the Anglican Communion.

 

The Chapter works to develop the Cathedral as a place where the Five Marks of Mission are promoted and pursued. In addition, Chapter seeks to assist schools and other ministry units across the Diocese to develop their own ministry activities around these key mission objectives:

 

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers

  • To respond to human need by loving service

  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation

  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

 

 

 

 

The Chapter comprises a mix of ex officio, appointed and elected members:

 

(a) The Bishop (who is the President of the Chapter);

(b) The Dean (who is the Chair of the Chapter);

(c) The Diocesan Archdeacon;

(d) The Registrar;

(e) Four Clerical Canons;

(i)  two of whom shall be elected by the House of Clergy at the first session of each Synod and hold office for the life of the Synod,

(ii)  one appointed by the Bishop to hold office for the life of the Synod, and

(iii)  one appointed by the Dean to hold office for the life of the Synod.

(f) Four Lay Canons;

(i)  two of whom shall be elected by the House of Laity at the first session of each Synod and hold office for the life of the Synod,

(ii)  one appointed by the Bishop to hold office for the life of the Synod, and

(iii)  one appointed by the Dean to hold office for the life of the Synod.

(g) A Cathedral Churchwarden as determined by the Cathedral Parish Council. 

 

 

The Chapter of the Cathedral has the following functions:

 

(a)  development and fostering of the Ministry of the Cathedral within the Diocese;

(b)  promoting and safeguarding the place and function of the Cathedral as the parent church of the Diocese for Diocesan and civic services;

(c) assisting in facilitating the Cathedral’s wider ministry especially in the areas of evangelism, education, ecumenical endeavour, media communication, public witness, music and the arts;

(d)  to be available as possible facilitators of occasional major Diocesan events whether worship, learning or Synodical;

(e)  advocating to all members of the Diocesan family the responsibility of all for maintenance of the Cathedral;

(f)  to be available to the Bishop for consultation and resource. 

LOCATIONS

Grafton Cathedral
8 Duke St, Grafton

Holy Apostles, Copmanhurst
Sussex St, Copmanhurst

All Saints Church, Lawrence
Cnr Ward St & High St, Lawrence

CONTACT US

8–12 Duke St, Grafton

 

02 6642 2844

 

PO Box 258

Grafton, NSW 2460

parishoffice@graftoncathedral.org.au

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