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Become a Friend of St Paul's
If you would like to help St Paul's to inspire future generations, please consider becoming a Friend.
St Paul's receives little regular or significant funding from the state, but the cost of maintaining it is very great. Your contributions as a Friend - now, or through a gift in your Will - will assist the Friends to support specific cathedral projects for which Chapter seek funds. Over past years, the Friends have helped fund the dome altar, choristerships, a grand piano and new vestments for the cathedral.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The Friends Today
As a Friend of St Paul’s you will enjoy free admission to the cathedral, reserved seats at a number of specified annual cathedral events and a copy of the Dome magazine twice a year to keep you updated with cathedral news. Friends also qualify for a 10% discount on purchases in the cathedral shop.
Today, there are some 3,000 Friends who provide both financial and practical support to St Paul’s. The majority of our Friends are UK-based, but others come from 25 different countries. Around 130 of our Friends are Working Friends; volunteers who give their time to welcome visitors, sell guidebooks and answer visitors' questions. A few of these become guides, taking a six-month training course and passing an examination before they start guiding. There are normally between 8 and 15 Working Friends on duty between 10am and 4pm every day of the week.
Secretary to the Friends of St Paul's Cathedral
T. 020 7246 8333
T. 020 7246 8308
The Chapter House
St Paul's Churchyard
Friends Festival Service 2014 Enlarge
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of the Friends, at the 2014 Friends Festival Service Enlarge
The Very Rev'd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, and Oliver Caroe, Surveyor to the Fabric, at the 2014 Friends AGM Enlarge
The Very Rev'd Nicholas Frayling, Dean Emeritus of Chichester, preaches at the 2014 Friends Festival service Enlarge
Adrian Tinniswood and Oliver Caroe, Surveyor to the Fabric, at the 2nd Annual Friends Lecture in March 2014 Enlarge
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of the Friends, inspecting a World War I Altar Frontal on a visit to the volunteer needlework ladies Enlarge
The latest Advent Procession filled the cathedral two nights running, including 240 Friends on the Sunday, some 130 of whom stayed to supper Enlarge