The Council has power to elect up to five Vice-Presidents. The hold office for life and are not members of the Council. The Vice-Presidents are:
The Revd Paul Benfield
Prof. Ann Chippindale
Dr Brian Hanson CBE (President, 1999-2018)
The Rt Revd Martyn Jarrett
The Revd Canon Philip Ursell
The Society’s Constitution provides that the members of the Council are the Trustees of the Charity, but that the Society’s patronage and assets ‘shall for legal purposes be vested in four Holding Trustees’. These are: The President, The Vice-Chairman of the Council, The General Secretary, The Treasurer (all ex officio).