Be A Part Of It

The Friends are a group of like-minded people who wish to become involved in the community and life of Canterbury Cathedral. The Friends provide a channel for individuals to show their support by joining in with activities and with direct giving.

Projects

Over the years The Friends have given the equivalent of £12.7 million towards various projects to enhance and preserve Canterbury Cathedral. In 2014, we pledged to give financial support to The Canterbury Journey.

These are just some of the things we have sponsored:

  • 2016-17 in support of the Canterbury Journey£168,000
  • 2014-15 in support of the Canterbury Journey£82,000
  • 2012 contribution towards new Chamber Organ £73,000
  • 2011 The Choristers New Minibus £26,900
  • 2010 Restoration Christ Church Gates £308,000
  • 2009 Howley Harrison Library £283,500
  • 2007 Cathedral Chairs £352,200
  • 2006 Cathedral Restoration £625,200
  • 2004 Cathedral Restoration                                                                                                    £307,000
  • 1996/97 Cathedral Education Centre                                                                                       £414,200
  • 1993 Nave Floor Repaving £222,600
  • 1990 Christ Church Gate Statue £192,600
  • 1972 New Stained Glass Workshop and Stonemasons’ Yard £126,600
  • 1967 Repairs to Bell Harry £244,400
  • 1948 Rebuilding of the organ £538,500
  • 1939 Great Cloister Vault blazoning of 800 shields of arms £136,300

Figures are expressed in 2014 prices.

A full list of projects sponsored by the Friends is available on the Friends’ Desk in the Cathedral and also from the Friends’ Office.