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Support Us

How can I help?

Our beautiful cathedral does not receive any grants from the Government.  On a point of principle, the cathedral is open to all our visitors, with no entrance charge, so the day-to-day costs and the continuing programme of the repair and renewal of our important building is aided by personal donations, which are a vital and essential source of support.

We are entering an exciting new phase and The Fratry Project will be the most significant development at Carlisle Cathedral in living memory. It aims to realise the Cathedral’s vision to be a place of discovery, celebration and challenge.  We have raised £3 million towards the cost of the Fratry Project.  Can you help us raise the final £100,000?  Visit our Fratry Project page for further details.

Your support is a vital contribution to the life and development of the Cathedral. Thank you.

Support The Fratry Project

If you would like to make an online donation to directly support the Fratry Project please click here.

Support the Music Department

If you would like to make an online donation to directly support our music department, including our choirs, choristers and music programmes, you can do so here.

How can I donate?

There are many different ways to support Carlisle Cathedral. Whichever way you choose you can be confident that all donations will help preserve the important building for future generations to enjoy and will help us develop our work.

You could:

  • Make a donation online
  • Set up a standing order
  • Donate by cheque
  • Donate in person when you visit us
  • Leave a legacy in your will

Please contact the Cathedral Office on 01228 548151 or

There are many other ways to get involved in Cathedral life, including volunteering, becoming a Friend of Carlisle Cathedral or by attending events or using our Gift Shop. All support is vital and is gratefully received. Thank you.