The Friends of Exeter Cathedral
Help to Preserve Exeter Cathedral - become a Friend!
The Friends is a charitable organisation founded in 1929 to co-operate with the Dean and Chapter in helping to preserve and improve the fabric and furnishings of this wonderful building, (some of which dates back to the 12th century) with its ministry and music, and so plays an invaluable part in ensuring the long tradition of worship and praise continues well into the future.
In recent years, the Friends have helped to fund projects such as
A major survey of the Bishop's Throne and canopy
Redevelopment of the west wing of the Bishop's Palace for the Library and Archive
Preservation work on some of the Cathedral's ancient treasures, including the knights' effigies in the South Quire Aisle
Membership of the Friends is very widespread. Members not only come from the diocese, but from all over England and indeed from all over the world. They join to establish a link with this fine Cathedral and make regular financial contributions towards its upkeep.
All Friends of the Cathedral receive a December Newsletter followed by an Annual Report in May which, in addition to articles relating to the life of the Cathedral, gives information on current projects, members news, and details of the annual Friends' Festival in June.
The names of all Friends are recorded in the permanent Roll Book which is displayed in the Cathedral.
Joining the Friends of Exeter Cathedral
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Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
President: The Bishop of Exeter
Chairman: Conrad Donaldson
Honorary Secretary: Christopher Stirling
Honorary Treasurer: Peter Balsom
Registered Charity No. 207096