Project information

Sponsor a Stone on the Edgar Tower

The Edgar Tower is one of Worcester's oldest structures. This impressive gateway stands on the site of an earlier gateway ordered by King John in 1204. It is listed in Historic England's 'Heritage at Risk' register.

5 years

Charity information: Worcester Cathedral

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  • Need


    We need to raise £250,000 to complete the restoration of the stone work of the Edgar Tower, which is listed in the 'Heritage at RIsk' register.


    Once restored, the Edgar Tower can be permanently removed from the Risk Register for future generations to enjoy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To restore the Edgar Tower, one of Worcester's oldest buildings.


    » Sponsor a Stone, as a present or in memory of a loved one. The stone is engraved and donors receive a photograph and certificate signed by the Dean

    What success will look like

    The Edgar Tower will be permanently removed from the Heritage at Risk register.

  • Impact


    The project will secure the future of the Edgar Tower.


    The Edgar Tower is at risk unless it is urgently restored.


    We write to donors at least twice per year and invite them to visit Worcester Cathedral.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,850

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50 Sponsor a Stone from £50 Have a stone engraved and receive a certificate, a photograph and diagram
      £100 Sponsor a Stone Sponsor two stones on Edgar Tower
      £200 Sponsor a Stone Sponsor four stones on Edgar Tower
      £500 Sponsor a Stone Sponsor ten stones on Edgar Tower
      £1,000 Sponsor a Stone Sponsor 20 stones on Edgar Tower
  • Background


    Worcester Cathedral is a vibrant community which has served the city and the diocese of Worcester since the Seventh Century. It attracts over 300,000 visitors each year from all over the world. As a top 10 Heritage City and ranked as England’s safest city, Worcester is a favourite destination for tourists and families and was recently voted in the top 5 of England's most cultural cities. In 2017, the Cathedral was voted in the top 10 of the UK’s free to visit tourist


    This project involves the whole community of every race, creed, ability and socio-economic group - that is the focus of our vision for Welcoming Visitors and Engaging with Society. The Edgar Tower is the impressive gateway to the Cathedral and it also provides public access to the beautiful riverside walks.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Edgar Tower is the entrance to Worcester Cathedral and the Green.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Darren Steele

    Master Mason, Head of the team of stone masons who are restoring the Edgar Tower


Sponsor a Stone on Edgar Tower from £50

Stonemasons will engrave your chosen initials onto a stone, you receive a certificate with up to 30 words of your dedication, a photograph of your stone and a diagram of where it will be placed on the Tower. Many people buy them as presents or in memory of loved ones.

Jane Rogers