Become a Patron

The Patrons’ membership programme comprises three categories: individual; corporate and benefactor. This is a new scheme and is integral to the continuation of worship and care that stretches back one thousand years. They are as important now, in this time of great social upheaval, as they have ever been.

Patrons, in return for their philanthropic support, become deeply embedded in the life of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. You will help to conserve the historic buildings and artefacts; maintain our enriching music; and support our learning and community activities. We do hope you will join us.

Please click here for the Patrons leaflet.


The Friends, founded in 1942, is an independent charity. Its object is to support the Chapter in its work by adding to the fabric and beauty of the cathedral.  In recent years they have supported projects such as the West End furnishings, Bishops and Deans’ stone and new Altar frontal and dossal for the Lady Chapel.

As a Friend and part of an active community of like-minded people, you will receive the Annual Report, newsletters and full details of all events including day trips, speakers and holidays.

Please click here for the Friends leaflet with application form. Membership starts from £15. Please send completed forms or enquiries to Friends Secretary