The Broderers' Guild

The Broderers’ Guild at Norwich Cathedral takes care of and repairs ecclesiastical textiles, as well as designing and making new frontals and vestments for use at the Cathedral and elsewhere.

Workshop Tours

Go behind the scenes by signing up for one of our Broderers’ Guild Workshop Tours, which run throughout the year.

The tours cost £5 per person and take place on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm.

Tour dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • 17 April
  • 15 May
  • 12 June
  • 17 July
  • 14 August - fully booked
  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November

Due to demand, an extra tour is being held on Thursday 15 August at 11am.

Private group tours are also available by appointment.

Tours must be booked in advance.

For more information and to book, call 01603 218326 or email

You can also find out more via our What’s On event calendar.

Commissioning work

The Broderers’ Guild is able to offer its services to parishes and private individuals in the Diocese of Norwich and beyond, providing restoration expertise, alterations or repairs to existing work, as well as designing and making new items such as chasubles, stoles and frontals.

It’s a completely bespoke service and we offer free estimates for any group or individual exploring the possibilities.


If you enjoy dressmaking or embroidery and have some time to spare, we’d love to hear from you. To express an interest please complete our volunteering form.

For more information about the Broderers’ Guild, or to chat about anything listed above, please contact our Workshop Supervisor.


To enjoy more pictures of the work of the Broderers' Guild please visit our website image gallery.