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, visit other churches and other 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 letter to Friends regarding the impact of Coronavirus on our activities

Dear Friend

You will undoubtedly be aware of the impact the corona virus is having and the guidance from the government to try to minimise the impact of this pandemic.  We hope you are able to stay safe and would like to inform you of the measures the Friends are taking to try to assist with this.

 The Friends’ office is now closed to visitors until further notice.

 The following events have been rescheduled:-

  •   The talk by Dr Richard Fisher on Swapping the Abbot for a Dean planned for 21 March 2020 - rescheduled date confirmed as 20 February 2021
  •  The visit to Hereford Cathedral planned for 14 May 2020 - rescheduled date confirmed as 29 January 2021

The event below is postponed:-

We will be in touch as soon as we can with alternative dates and information about changing/returning tickets. 

We have cancelled the Summer Party at Highnam Court – a Summer Party has to be held in the summer!

As you will be aware, we have a new website and we will be updating this on a regular basis.  Keep your eye open for information – and we hope to be loading more articles and photographs soon.

We will try to keep you informed on a regular basis as to what is happening. We would also be happy to hear from you.  We are aware that this is going to be a difficult, and possibly 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.

The clergy in the Cathedral will be praying for the Friends, please let them or Rob Ingram (via the office) know if there is any special need for their prayers.

With all good wishes


Margaret Austen
Chairlady, Friends of Gloucester Cathedral


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