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Carol Heidschuster

Clericus Fabricae – Manager of the Works Department    

Lincoln Cathedral, England


Born in 1960 in the county of Lincolnshire, Carol spent her early working years as an Engineering Buyer for a local food manufacturing company.  Carol joined the Works Department in 1988 as an Administrative Assistant.  The following 15 years involved learning the business from grass root level, supporting the then Clerk of Works, particularly in respect of the budget process and job allocation. Whilst working full time she completed a HND in Business and Finance.  In 2003 Carol was appointed Works Manager, the first female in the Cathedral’s 900-year history to hold the post and the first female Cathedral Works Manager in the UK.  In 2005 she had the honour of being installed.  This position is an ancient one, going back to the building of the Cathedral.  Being a post of significance it has long been honoured by having a seat in the Choir, along side the Dean and Canons and other dignitaries.

Carol is also a member of the UK Institute of Clerk of Works, The Cathedral Clerk of Works Association and is a founder member of Cathedral Workshop Fellowship, the latter being a group of eight English Cathedrals whose aim is to improve heritage craft skills training in the UK.










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