Love Durham Cathedral?Donate now

Unlike public libraries or museums, cathedrals do not receive any regular government support.

As heritage funding decreases, public donations are vital in enabling us to welcome over 700,000 people each year for worship, music, learning and discovery.

How to donate

What your donation can do

£5: Provides a new music stand
£20: Keeps the candles burning brightly
£50: Gives 20 children the joy of exploring Durham Cathedral for the first time

Donate online

It’s easy to contribute online. You can also leave a message as to why you’ve donated. These include donating to mark weddings in the Cathedral, in recognition of a loved one or just as a thank you for an enjoyable visit.

Donate through a Standing Order

Regular donations help us plan for the future. Just a few pounds a month make a huge difference.

Donate during your visit

We don’t charge for admission to the main Cathedral. However if everyone who visited contributed the suggested £3 donation, it would raise millions! So please share whatever you can in our collection boxes. Thank you if you have already done so.

Donate through the post

If you’d prefer to send us a cheque, please download our Donation Form (Word document)

Fundraise or become a Patron

You can become a Patron of the Cathedral with exclusive access for as little as £5 per month. We have a Young Patron package too.

What will your legacy be?

"Leaving a gift for the Cathedral in my Will was a simple way of contributing to the future delight of countless others who will fall under its spell."
Kim Ballard

For more information

Take a look at our How to leave a legacy page.

You can also contact the Development Team at or 0191 374 4055

Development Department
Cathedral Office
The College
Durham DH1 3EH