The main benefit is the knowledge that we are helping a worthwhile cause! But members also:

  • can attend any event organised by the Friends.
  • receive our own magazine The Shield annually in August. This contains articles about the Cathedral, its history and what has been going on there over the previous year. The Annual Report and Accounts come with this in preparation for the AGM in September.
  • receive Cathedral News, published by the Cathedral three times a year. It includes news about Cathedral staff, progress on projects and a diary of future events at the Cathedral.
  • receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Cathedral shop and Cloister Café.

News about more recent and planned events can be found on the Up to the Minute section of this website. The diary of future events can also be found here, as ‘up to the minute’ as we can make it.

Subscription Rates

Subscriptions rates are listed below. To join please download the Membership Application Form. You can make payment by standing order (preferred), cheque or charity cheque. Postal and email addresses are given on the form; if you are paying by standing order you may send the form as an email attachment.

We should greatly appreciate it if you would complete the Gift Aid section of the form if you are able to do so.

    Individual £20 £30
    Couple £35 £40
    Family £50 not available


    Individual £300 £300
    Couple £500 £450

Please note that these are all minimum subscriptions. Please add a gift if you can.

How to Join

To join, please download the Membership Application Form and return it to us by post or email. You can make payment by standing order (preferred), cheque, or charity cheque.

Membership Application Form


The Shield

You can download the latest copy of the Friends' annual magazine, The Shield 2020 which contains articles about the Cathedral as well as the activities of the Friends.

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Download The Shield (PDF)