Become A Friend

The Cathedral receives no regular funding from the government or diocese. We raise funds through our own endeavours and the generosity and support of our visitors, our congregation and the Friends of Manchester Cathedral.1

Friends of the Cathedral


The Friends were founded in 1937 with the objective of "supporting the Chapter of Manchester Cathedral in maintaining and improving the fabric of the Cathedral and precincts and to help enrich the ornaments and furnishings".

Over the past 80 years, the Friends have endowed the Cathedral with many beautiful and practical gifts which include:

  • Four of the five contemporary windows on the Cathedral's West wall
  • The nave altar and banners
  • Contributions to the Music Department including a new grand piano and sponsoring a chorister
  • Re-designing the Welcome Area
  • Replacement of chairs for the nave
  • Financing the Education Department and grant to the Archives Department
  • Donation towards new kitchen for the Refectory

The Friends rely entirely on subscriptions, donations, bequests and the income from investments to fulfil their objectives. We must find new members to help with the work of preserving the Cathedral-a house of prayer in a busy conurbation.

Membership of the "Friends" forges links among those who love Manchester Cathedral. As a Friend of Manchester Cathedral you will receive information about events at the Cathedral and enjoy a programme of outings and social events throughout the year.

For more information on becoming a Friend of Manchester Cathedral email



Membership of the Friends is variable

What you'll do:

  • Individual-£25 per annum
  • Family/Household-£35 per annum
  • Corporate-On request (Schools, Parishes, Business concerns, etc.)

Any amount given in excess will be greatly appreciated and classed as a donation.

For more information on becoming a Friend of Manchester Cathedral email