Friends of Gloucester Cathedral

Friends of Gloucester Cathedral logoWe are the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral, the Cathedral's best friend and principal partner

The Friends invite everyone who cares for this place to join us, and help us support it into the future.

From just £20 a year you can make new friends, enjoy lectures, parties and other events, and visits to places of interest.

We are a diverse group with over a thousand members, of all ages and backgrounds, including those of faith and those with none.

The one thing we have in common is that we care about Gloucester Cathedral, and choose to show our support by becoming a Friend.

A Message to all Friends of Gloucester Cathedral from Chairlady Margaret Austen

Dear Friend,

2021 has not started in quite the way most of us would have wished, but hopefully things will improve soon, with the vaccination programme under way and spring on the horizon.

We normally have an excellent programme of events, visits and lectures to offer members and these will be under way as soon as the Covid-19 situation permits.  We very much look forward to being able to meet our members again in person and to welcome you to our events.

Visit our Friends Events Page to keep up to date with our plans for 2021.  We will update this regularly. 

Council continues to carry on business as usual, so far as possible, and making full use of online communication. We want to offer as much help and support the Cathedral as we can.

The following is a message from Dean Stephen Lake “Our Friends are simply the best of friends. Balancing fundraising with generosity is a challenge but one the Friends here rise to wonderfully. We have achieved so much together. Long may this continue. Thank you for your support.”

We have been delighted that, with our support the Cathedral continues to remain open, subject to current Covid-19 restrictions, for all who care for this most special of places.

We are aware that ongoing Covid-19 restrictions may prove to be difficult, and possibly a lonely time for some of our members and we would like to offer support, where that is possible.  We are hoping to be able to offer opportunities to speak to other members of the Friends to chat and exchange information.  If you would like to participate, please contact Claire Saunders, the office administrator, preferably by email.  It may take time to respond to telephone messages. 

Yours sincerely

Margaret Austen
Chairlady, Friends of Gloucester Cathedral


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