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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

There are many simple ways you can give your support to Canterbury Cathedral. Donations and grants are vital to the Cathedral’s future and your gift however large or small will make a difference.

Online Donations

Give online using JustGiving. You can make a one-off donation or set up a regular gift.

Donation Form

You can download our donation form and return it to us by post:

Canterbury Cathedral Trust
8 The Precincts
United Kingdom

Or by email:


You can also text your support to 70070:
CATH20 £5 to give £5 to support our work

A Gift in Your Will

If you are thinking of making a gift in your will – visit our legacies page for more information. If you would like a confidential, informal conversation, please contact Alex Madgwick, our Individual Giving Manager by email or by telephone 01227 865 349.

Adopt a Stop!

The Cathedral is host to a vibrant music community – enriching worship and inspiring people. We have recently undertaken a huge project to install a new Grand Organ in the Quire. You can still Adopt a Stop in the organ – a lovely way to remember someone special, or as an enduring treat for yourself. Find out more here.

The Cathedral’s organ sits at the heart of our music, supporting all who sing here and inspiring all who journey here. From 2020, the refurbished instrument will have a new, relocated console, with four manuals and 89 stops giving voice to over 6,000 pipes. The stops (ranks of pipes) allow a kaleidoscope of sounds to shine through. Each pipe, from the smallest to the largest will add to this wonderful instrument, enhancing the voices of all who sing within these walls.

You can make a lasting link with Canterbury Cathedral with a gift towards the transformation of this Great Organ. We will honour your generosity with:

  • A certificate signed by The Dean of Canterbury
  • Recognition in a new dedicated Book of Donors
  • An invitation to a concert for the new organ in Summer 2020

You can sponsor a pipe, selection of pipes or a stop of the organ at a range of levels; from £50 for pipes in smaller stops to £10,000 to help reinstate the 32ft pipes removed in the 1970s.

“Having known this organ for such a long time it will be sad to say goodbye to a good old friend but I am looking forward to its return in its newly refurbished form. It is a very exciting project.”

Dr David Flood, Cathedral Organist and Master of Choristers

Our Fundraising Promise

Canterbury Cathedral Trust is hugely grateful for the support given by so many and we value your trust in us immensely. That is why we make this promise to all who choose to help us in our work:

  • We are committed to working responsibly and with transparency in our fundraising. We are proud to be registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent body overseeing charitable fundraising and complying with its fundraising promise.
  • We will respect your privacy and never sell on your details. We like to keep our supporters updated throughout the year about our fundraising achievements and projects at the Cathedral. If you decide not to hear from us or would like to change how frequently, or the method by which we contact you, please email or call +44 (0) 1227 865 307.
  • The Trust is part of “the Cathedral Family” which also comprises The Chapter of Canterbury, Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, FOCCUS and Cathedral Enterprises Ltd. We work closely with colleagues across the Cathedral Family to deliver our work. You can find the website Privacy Statement here. We will share information within the Cathedral Family to carry out our work and to keep records up-to-date in order to avoid any inconvenience for our supporters.
  • To help identify new major sources of support, we undertake research using publicly available information such as the Charity Commission, newspaper articles and other online resources. We also work closely with our supporters, the Cathedral Family and others to identify new audiences. If you have any questions about our work, you can contact the Cathedral Trust at
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