The Friends of Sheffield Cathedral was founded in 1997. Its purpose is to support the ministry and mission of the Cathedral, to preserve and enhance the building and its arts, and to raise awareness of the Cathedral in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond. The annual income The Friends of Sheffield Cathedral receive from membership subscriptions and events allows The Friends to make modest grants to the Cathedral on a regular basis.

In recent years the Friends have been able to make substantial contributions to: the Sheffield Nativity created by Brian Fell; Cathedral Choirs tour to Prague; new music commissions for the Cathedral Choirs; locally designed and made silverware for use in the Eucharist, and a new set of gold vestments used for the first time at the centenary service at Pentecost 2014.

Every pound donated to The Friends is guaranteed to contribute towards specific projects to the benefit of the Cathedral, its congregations, visitors and outreach for many years to come.

The Friends of Sheffield Cathedral is a Registered Charity (number 1143317).


Becoming a Friend

The Friends of Sheffield Cathedral are always ready to welcome new members. You do not need to have any particular connection with the Cathedral. Friends are those who are glad to offer support to the Cathedral and to be kept in touch with its activities. You will also be invited to special social events and visits to places of interest.

If you would like to help Sheffield Cathedral to be a place for all people, the Cathedral Chapter invite you to become a Friend. 

Annual membership

Individual - £20
Joint - £30
Organisation - £30
Senior Citizens / Student - £15
Joint Senior / Student - £25

As a Friend you will receive:

A copy of our regular newsletter The Lantern
Invitation to Cathedral events with specially discounted prices at some arts events
An invitation to the annual dinner in October
Attend programme of social events and visits


To become a friend, please download The Friends membership form and return to us via post.