The Friends of Nottingham Cathedral (‘The Friends’) was established in 2021 to complement the Cathedral’s mission to become a landmark destination within the City and better known across the diocese.

Between us, we have ambitious plans to further promote our unique heritage, to build a stronger more visible and active presence in the region and to encourage everyone across the Diocese to become more involved in the life and mission of their ‘mother Church’. The Friends aims are:

  • To preserve the heritage of the Cathedral to ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations
  • To promote the mission and ministry of the Cathedral in the Diocese and in the wider community.
  • To progress the work of the Cathedral through activities to increase its footfall and presence in the City and County.

What we do…

  • We support the Cathedral and Diocese in promoting the immense local and national importance of the Cathedral, particularly given the redevelopment grant and associated efforts
  • We provide support and funds for special projects and activities within the Cathedral
  • We raise funds for specific, targeted efforts to enhance the Cathedral and facilities.
  • We host events which will attract widespread interest and participation, and provide support for other Cathedral and Diocesan events.
  • We promote a network to connect all interested in the fabric and life of the Cathedral and foster spiritual, social and professional connections. 

We all need friends- Join us! 

All are welcome to join the Friends for a modest membership fee that will be used to support the Cathedral. 


Membership Fees and Benefits of Membership


Founder Member

Individual Member

Joint Member

Family Group

Primary School

Secondary School

Other Group

Special limited place events

Special Summer 2023 group meeting with Bishop Patrick







Free places at guest lectures

Discount on places at Heritage Events hosted by the Friends

VIP seating at events hosted by the Friends







Advance notice of events and early booking

Additional discounts for member and guests (TBA)




Free guided tours of Cathedral

Regular email news updates and quarterly newsletter









Limited edition commemorative photograph after restoration work















Annual Membership Fees










  • Founder membership is available to anyone who applies by 1st July 2023, including individual, both joint members and all family group members
  • Member discounts for tickets and other items will be announced with event timings and publicity, and will be a minimum saving of 20%
  • Joint membership is for 2 people at the same home address
  • Family membership is for up to 5 people at the same home address

If you have relevant professional expertise and would like to play a more active role in joining the Friends ‘Council of Management’, please contact 

Ron Lynch KSG, Chair: 

[email protected] 

Become a Friend of Nottingham Cathedral

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