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We are open for scheduled public worship and general visiting but ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Details here


Recommended donations

We kindly ask visitors to make a voluntary donation to help us preserve the Cathedral for future generations.

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Recommended donations

We regret that given the current situation regarding COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to suspend all tours until further notice - the Cathedral remains open for prayer and contemplation.


Our iconic building costs a massive £14,000 per day to run, and we receive no funding from the Government or the Church of England towards our work. That’s why we need your help to maintain this special place. We normally ask visitors to make a voluntary donation, and suggest the following amounts:

  • Adults: £7.50
  • Children 5+: £3.00
  • Students 16+: £4.50
  • Families (2 adults + 3 children): £15.00
  • Groups of 10+: We offer special rates and packages – read more

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows us to reclaim the tax you have already paid on this donation. It’s well worth doing because we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 donated. All we need are a few details from you when you donate at our Welcome Desk.

Given the current situation we need you support more than ever - if you would like to help us you can donate online here.

Where does your money go?

If you’d like to see where your money goes, take a look below. You could even sponsor a stone, a Chorister or arrange to leave a Legacy in your will.

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