Becoming a Friend is not just about conserving a beautiful old building – it’s about joining a community that exists to support the Cathedral and forge links among those who love it. It costs as little as £15 to join – and you’ll be making a huge contribution to preserving this precious place for the future.
Established in 1931 Friends of Winchester Cathedral is an independent charity set up specifically to:
- Assist Chapter maintain the Cathedral
- Help stimulate interest in the Cathedral
- Preserve and beautify the Cathedral, its music and history
Why join us?
As well as joining a group of like-minded people who care for this great building, joining the Friends provides you with the following benefits:
- Free access to the Cathedral
- Priority booking for the Community Carol Service
- A copy of the annual Cathedral Record and regular newsletters
- Attendance at the Friends’ Festival every July
For a full list of Cathedral events, including the Friends activity programme, please see our what’s on pages.
How to join?
Membership costs as little as £15 per person.
Signing a Gift Aid declaration enables us to reclaim tax if you are a UK tax payer.
Friends’ Window Appeal
As part of the Cathedral Trust Appeal, the Friends have agreed to raise £800,000 towards the cost of the restoration of the medieval windows in the cathedral presbytery
Find out more about the Appeal.
Find out more
Get in touch
Email Lesley Bestwick, Director of the Friends, or call her on 01962 857244
Download our Friends of Winchester Cathedral leaflet
Includes more information and an application form
Discover Winchester Cathedral Resources List (PDF)
Includes a full list of Cathedral history and heritage booklets published by the Friends
Visit our online shop
A wealth of specialist history, art and architecture titles