COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). From the 8th of March, two weekly public services will resume inside the Cathedral, Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March and Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates. All services will continue to be online, and everyone is welcome to join.

Join the Friends

As well as joining a group of like-minded people who care for this great building, becoming a Friend provides you with the following benefits:

As a Friend you are entitled to:

  • Free access to the Cathedral including the recently opened “Kings and Scribes” exhibition
  • Free Tower Tours on selected dates
  • A programme of monthly talks, an Annual Lecture and day trips
  • A copy of the Winchester Cathedral Record and regular newsletters
  • Attendance at the Friends’ Festival every July
  • Priority booking for the Community Carol Service
  • Discounts in the Cathedral Gift Shop twice a year

Membership costs are as follows:-

  • Single membership – £25 per year
  • Joint membership – £45 per year
  • Life membership for under 65’s – £625
  • Life membership for 65 and over’s – £375

You can either join online


Or download a membership form, fill in and return to the Friends Office by post or in person

Download a membership form

To find out more about joining the Friends, please email Lucy Hutchin, Director of the Friends, or call her 01962 857 244.

You are welcome to pop into the Friends’ Office, open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm.  The office is at 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS – we are through the door to the right of the Dean Garnier Garden.

For more information on how we use your data, please download our extended privacy statement here.
Download our Extended Privacy Statement here

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral Complaints policy is available via this link.

Complaints Policy March 2021

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding policy is available via this line

Safeguarding Policy -March 2021