Friends of Durham Cathedral

Become part of a community with over 3000 members who support conservation and restoration projects for Durham Cathedral, find out more information about the Friends of Durham Cathedral and how to join.

Ongoing support

The Friends provide annual grants to the library, the Broderers and education work. The Friends support the conservation of riverbanks and woodlands around the cathedral. The charity are supporters of music in the Cathedral and have provided a Chorister bursary for many years.

Member benefits

Becoming a Friend of Durham Cathedral combines a shared passion of heritage with community spirit. Activities for members include:

  • Friends-only tour of the cathedral
  • Invitation to annual Friends’ Festival and AGM
  • Invitation to special Friends’ events
  • Access to Friends’ recorded Lectures and Talks
  • Friends’ newsletter
  • Discounts for Friends in cathedral Café and Shop
  • Reduced charge for access to Durham Cathedral Museum
  • Early notice of Cathedral events, with priority booking rights for some

Membership costs

  • Annual Junior Membership £3
  • Annual Student Membership £10
  • Annual Single Membership £24
  • Annual Joint Membership (at same address) £36
  • Single Life Membership £200
  • Joint Life Membership (at same address) £300

Become a Friend of Durham Cathedral

Click the link below to view the Friends of Durham Cathedral website for more information and how to become a member.

Join the Friends of Durham Cathedral