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Who are the Friends of Durham Cathedral?

Friends of Durham Cathedral is an independent charity. It has been one of the greatest supporters of Durham Cathedral since its establishment in 1933.

By becoming a Friend, you will be joining around 3,000 people from across the world who care and love the Cathedral. You can also enjoy special events throughout the year.


  • Friends-only tour of the Cathedral
  • Invitation to annual Friends Festival and AGM
  • Invitation to special Friends events
  • Friends newsletter

Membership costs

  • Individual is £24 a year
  • Joint two people at the same address is £36 a year
  • Junior under 18 is £3 a year
  • Student is £10 a year
  • Individual membership for life is £200
  • Joint Life membership for two people at the same address is £300

How to become a Friend of Durham Cathedral

All the details are available on the Friends of Durham Cathedral website.

Did you know?

The Friends of Durham Cathedral are responsible for many beautiful additions to the Cathedral.

Back in 1932 they helped restore the Cathedral clock. In 1994 they commissioned our Broderers to create the altar panels for the Chapel of the Nine Altars.