Under the Cathedral’s Measure the Council is an advisory and consultative body established to support the work of the Chapter and to ensure accountability to the wider community and diocese. It provides a sounding board and guidance for Chapter as well as offering an informal ‘watchdog’ role to ensure the Cathedral fulfils its legal responsibilities. It also has the formal role of decision making should an amendment of the Cathedral’s Constitution and Statutes be proposed.

Members of Council:


The Rt Hon Canon The Baroness Hazel Byford of Rothley (Chair)

The Very Revd David Monteith
Mr Gordon Arthur
Mr Trevor Worsfold
Cllr Ted Cassidy
Canon Michael A Chamberlain
Mr David Brooks
The Venerable David Newman
Mr Riaz Ravat
Ms Ann Reddecliffe
Councillor Ted Cassidy
Canon David Wilson CBE DL

Mr Jonathan Kerry – In attendance