The Economic and Social Impact of England’s Cathedrals

The Economic and Social Impact of England’s Cathedrals

A piece of research commissioned by the Association of English Cathedrals to provide an assessment of the economic and social impacts of England’s cathedrals.

The purpose of this research is to update the assessment of the economic and social impacts of England’s cathedrals provided by a 2004 study. The framework used to assess economic impacts is focused on estimating the flows of expenditure associated with the day-to-day operation of cathedrals and the local spending of cathedral visitors. The assessment of social impacts was based on evidence related to worship, volunteering, learning and community engagement. Evidence was collected using a survey of all 42 cathedrals within the scope of this study and a series of case studies.