Friends Of The Cathedral

Our Invaluable Friends

The Friends of Newport Cathedral are admirers of the building, its history and its community. They are an important part of the Cathedral and work together to preserve it, contributing financially and directly to many individual and vital projects.

The Friends are responsible for a host of activities which are aimed at enhancing the smooth day-to-day running of life at the Cathedral. Through membership donation, they directly support the work that goes on here. Their contribution is invaluable while maintaining the Cathedral’s worship and in restoring, maintaining and improving the fabric of the building. Many of the Friends take a very active part in the daily life of the Cathedral. Some support from a distance, but all are greatly valued.

(Stained glass window in the Cathedral showing St Gwynllyw, his wife Gwladys and son Cattwg)

Friends & Volunteering

Friends enjoy volunteering in many and varied ways. Sometimes there are specific events and concerts where an active role is needed. For others it could mean becoming a Welcomer  and being involved  in the day-to-day running of things. Certain Friends are gardeners while others work in the Cathedral Shop. There are those who act as florists, while others spend their time in administration. All are welcome! Near or far, your contribution, be it financial, or practical is very much appreciated.

The Friends are invited on an annual outing which is usually to places of worship and interest – often combined with some shopping for those who are interested!

To join the Friends of Newport Cathedral contact the Cathedral Administrator

(Installation at Cathedral side gate: Chartist boots)