Support our future

It costs over £4,000 a day to run Norwich Cathedral

We are proud that Norwich Cathedral is free to enter and are committed to ensuring it stays this way. However, because of the high everyday running costs, it means that we have to generate income in other ways.

The hiring of our hospitality facilities, daily trade in Refectory café and gift shop purchases all help towards meeting this need, but we are also reliant on the generosity of those who feel that they are able to offer a donation.

Donations can be offered in the Cathedral itself, but if you’re also minded to consider leaving a legacy gift to the Cathedral then you’ll find some further information included in this  ​and here.

Development projects

As well as generating the income to preserve the Cathedral, we continue to raise funds for major development projects. At present our efforts are focused on the Lighting Project, which requires £1.8 million and is split into three phases. We are now in phase three.

‘From Darkness to Light’

Help us assure the future of Norwich Cathedral by investing in new technology to light the interior of one of the largest and best preserved Cathedrals in England.

The benefits will be:
  • Economic - lowering our core costs through the installation and use of new technology
  • Social - improving and protecting access to our precious and important heritage items and interiors
  • Environmental - reducing our carbon footprint for future generations

Find out more about how your sponsorship or donation can make a difference for decades to come by reading our Lighting Product Brochure.

Our other priorities for the coming years include:

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion about supporting Norwich Cathedral, please contact the Chapter Steward.