Enabling the mission and ministry of cathedrals through effective and efficient business management
CAFA was formed in the 1980s to encourage the sharing of best practice and excellent standards of administration and financial management within the 42 English Anglican Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey and St George’s Chapel Windsor. Over the years, its role has expanded and now includes all aspects of better equipping cathedrals to fulfil their mission, including:
CAFA’s activities are overseen by a Board of Directors (known as the Executive Committee) elected by the members to carry out the Association’s objects. The Board meets on three or four occasions each year to further the work of the Association.
CAFA undertakes tasks that can be done centrally to provide cost effective assistance for cathedrals, eliminating the need for work that would otherwise be carried out locally. CAFA benefits from the services of the Association of English Cathedral’s part-time Executive Director, part of whose role is to work with member cathedrals by encouraging networking, facilitating exchanges of information and issuing best practice guidance.