Join the Friends

Get Involved


Everyone who joins the Friends of Norwich Cathedral plays an important part in helping to preserve this incredible ancient building for future generations.

Founded in 1930, the Friends is an independent charity set up to raise funds to help maintain the Cathedral’s fabric and over the last 90 years the charity has supported everything from the building of the Hostry to restoration work in the Cloister.

Membership starts from as little as £20 a year and in return Friends are invited to special events, receive mailings keeping them up to date with the latest news and enjoy many other perks.


As well as helping towards the upkeep of the Cathedral, as a Friend you will:

  • Receive a 10% discount in the Cathedral’s Gift Shop
  • Be invited to a programme of events including inspiring talks and visits to places of interest
  • Be sent the Friends’ annual report and regular updates
  • Have access to limited free Saturday parking in The Close on request
  • Enjoy belonging to an active community of like-minded people

Annual Membership Fees:

£20 Individual Member

£30 Joint Member

£75 Corporate member

£20 PCC

Life Membership Fees:

£350 Individual Life Member

£450 Joint Life Member


The Friends have helped support many projects at the Cathedral over the last 90 years, including the building of the Hostry and Refectory, new lighting and the current project to rebuild the organ. Future work includes the restoration of the Cloister and roof repairs.

To read the Friends' most recent annual report click on the button below.


Download and return a completed Friends of Norwich Cathedral Application Form.

Printed copies are also available at the Cathedral or on request from the Friends Secretary.

Contact details

Friends of Norwich Cathedral, 65 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH

t: 01603 218317


Registered Charity No. 249460