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 “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

Membership Form

Friends’ 90th Anniversary joining offer. 

If you join the Friends between 1st July 2021 and 30th September 2021, you will get 90 days free membership when you sign up to Direct Debit.  To take advantage of this offer, please download and send back the membership joining form below and write 90th Birthday offer on your form.  This offer is not available if you join online.

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

The Friends’ office is at 2 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS – we are through the door to the right of the Dean Garnier Garden.  The office is currently closed to the public.

For more information on how we use your data, please download our extended privacy statement here

Extended Privacy Statement

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral Complaints policy is available here

Complaints Policy March 2021

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding policy is available here

Safeguarding Policy March 2021