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Project information

Leaving a Legacy to Worcester Cathedral

A gift in your Will is one of the most special and enduring ways that you can support Worcester Cathedral and play an important part in preserving it for future generations.

It is ongoing

Charity information: Worcester Cathedral

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  • Need


    Worcester Cathedral is one of England's most beautiful cathedrals and its treasures include King John's Tomb, Prince Arthur's Chantry, a 12th century Chapter House and Crypt, medieval cloisters and Library and magnificent stained glass. There has been a choir for over 1,000 years and we train young musicians, masons and librarians and offer an award winning education programme for schools, colleges and adults. Admission is free and we receive no statutory state funding so rely on donations.


    To help us to maintain Worcester Cathedral and its treasures for everyone to enjoy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To safeguard the heritage of Worcester Cathedral


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    What success will look like

    Charitable income is listed in the Cathedral's Annual Report and Accounts.

  • Impact


    It will build an endowment fund from which only the income is used which will secure the Cathedral's long term future.


    The risks would be the deterioration of the historic fabric and treasures as a result of insufficient finances to maintain them.


    We write to donors twice every year and invite them to visit the Cathedral.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £191,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £1,000 pledged in a Will
      £5,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £5,000 pledged in a Will
      £10,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £10,000 pledged in a Will
      £25,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £25,000 pledged in a Will
      £50,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £50,000 pledged in a Will
      £100,000 Legacy pledge A gift of £100,000 pledged in a Will
  • 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 campaign 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 who visit the Cathedral regularly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Donating to Worcester Cathedral means that all donations go straight to supporting the cause.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Dean Of Worcester Cathedral

    The Dean, the Very Revd Dr Peter Atkinson chairs the Dean and Chapter which is responsible for managing the Cathedral.

    Jane Rogers

    Jane leads the fundraising at the Cathedral and is the main point of contact with donors

Having spent my life, with absences, in the shadow of the Cathedral, having been born close to it and having come back as a truant to die under its shadow, nothing would give me greater happiness than to know that its future improvement was assured.

Sir Edward Elgar