In the monthly cathedral newsletter, published last week, the cathedral’s management admitted that the Cathedral’s day-to-day running was being propped up by legacies, which “is not a sustainable position”. A spokesman said that the cathedral was struggling more than others because it does not have any large endowments or properties.He added: “The cathedral has had to take the very difficult decision of making a small number of posts redundant in order to balance the books. “A consultation process has been commenced with the three members of staff that have been placed ‘at risk’ of redundancy. “As we wish to avoid compulsory redundancies if possible, we have also made an offer of voluntary redundancy to all members of staff.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Three employees of Exeter Cathedral are set to be made redundant after a row between the Dean and the Bishop of Exeter about the cathedral’s overspending. Cathedral management have embarked on a series of high-profile and expensive projects including a failed £8.7m plan to restore Roman baths on the site. But in September the Dean of the Cathedral, Dr Jonathan Draper, was criticised by the Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, in a report which said that management had not grasped the severity of the financial situation. The Cathedral has now put three administrative members of staff at risk of redundancy after accounts showed that it faced a funding shortfall of £175,000.Mr Atwell also criticised the cathedral’s management for failing to realise the severity of its financial difficulties and for spending money on the failed Roman baths project. The report said: “The fact is that the project cost money which will not be recovered. “It put back the development of some other projects which would enhance the visitor experience and therefore increase income.”In May 2015 the project was rejected for funding by Heritage Lottery after the fund said protecting the cathedral itself should be the priority. The Dean had also embarked on an ambitious plan to construct a visitor centre, shop, cafe and new sound and lighting systems. He was told that this should be reviewed and that the Roman baths project must be shelved for five years. The report also hinted that jobs could be cut.