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Friends of the Cathedral

The Friends share in the life of the Cathedral by their interest, their prayers and their service. Anyone can become a Friend of the Metropolitan Cathedral and we would very much encourage you to do so.

The purpose of the Friends is to support the Metropolitan Cathedral and to contribute financially and in other appropriate ways to its preservation, beautification and ministry by:

  • assisting and supporting the Dean in maintaining and improving the fabric, fittings, art works, exhibitions, music and facilities of the Cathedral
  • encouraging the interest and participation of young people through educational activities
  • stimulating and maintaining public interest in the Cathedral
  • sustaining the spiritual life, history, architecture and music of the Cathedral


  • Lectures and talks on architecture and art, special events, outings to sites of interest and social gatherings
  • Mass celebrated for Friends’ intentions on the Feast of Christ the King
  • Regular remembrance in the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass and Solemn Evening Prayer
  • Twice-yearly Newsletter from the Dean
  • Opportunity to partake in Annual Friends’ Mass.
  • Membership Card giving discount in the Cathedral Gift Shop and Piazza Café
  • Entitlement to reserved seats at some major Cathedral Celebrations
  • Invitation to Annual General Meetings and ‘Get to know your Cathedral’ evenings
  • Tour of the Cathedral Treasury
  • The opportunity to further develop a Cathedral dedicated to prayer and to the
    glory of God

Membership fees:

  • Annual membership – Subscriptions £25
  • Life membership – Subscriptions £250
  • Overseas membership – €30 per year
  • Overseas Life membership – €300 per year

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