The Friends were formed in 1932 by the then Dean, Watkyn Morgan.
The Friends is an organisation which draws together individuals, corporate groups and parishes from across the world who wish to support the mission and ministry of St Davids Cathedral.
Aims Of The Friends
To assist the Dean and Chapter in restoring and maintaining the Cathedral Church to the greater glory of God and in honour of David Patron Saint of Wales
To subscribe to the funds required from time to time for beautifying the cathedral and for maintaining and improving worship in the Church.
To organise the raising of capital funds as required for any emergency that may arise which cannot be provided for out of funds available to the Dean and Chapter.
Why be a member?
St Davids Cathedral receives no state funding and is therefore totally reliant on the generosity of visitors and pilgrims. The Friends exist in order to support the Cathedral through a witness of prayer and financial giving. It is only through the generosity of the Friends during the past 75 years that the Cathedral has been able to continually restore and enhance the building, and provide a living house of God.
Benefits of being a Friend
All Friends are invited to attend the annual festival, details of which are to be seen below.
Friends Festival 2019 will be on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September
The Annual Report is produced in July and details the work of the Friends and the life of the Cathedral during the past year.
Members also receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Cathedral Shops and Refectory.
Membership for individuals is £10 per year.
Corporate Groups or Parishes are invited to contribute £25 per year.
Life Membership for individuals is £250.
All members are encouraged to use Gift Aid.
To Become a Friend please email firstname.lastname@example.org