Ways to Donate

The Cathedral is not centrally-funded and relies on the support of our congregations and visitors. The Cathedral Chapter is committed to keeping entry free to this great building, so day-to-day costs and the continuing programme of the repair and renewal of our important building is aided by personal donations, a vital and essential source of support.

Every donation we receive goes towards the mission and ministry of the Cathedral.


Entry to the Cathedral is free.  We rely on the financial support of our visitors and congregations. Please support us if you can.  All donations are used to maintain this magnificent building and our ministry and to keep our doors open for this generation and those to come. We thank you for your support.


At Carlisle Cathedral, we are passionate about our music and have an extensive music and choral programme. If you would like to make an online donation in direct support of our music department, including our choirs, choristers and music programmes, click here to donate online now.

Carlisle Cathedral


There are many different ways to support Carlisle Cathedral and help us to maintain the building for present and future generations.

You can

  • Make a donation online
  • Set up a standing order
  • Donate by cheque
  • Donate in person when you visit us
  • Leave a legacy in your will

For more information:
Tel: 01228 548151

Carlisle Cathedral Development Trust

Carlisle Cathedral Development Trust is a registered charity (512527) which has been established to assist in fund-raising for the development of the Cathedral’s life and worship, the improvement of its facilities and the maintenance and restoration of its buildings.

The trust aims to assist the Chapter to:

  • Maintain the Cathedral as a place of prayer and worship;
  • Provide for the restoration, care and development of the fabric and facilities of the Cathedral and its precinct;
  • Foster and promote the Cathedral and its ministry of welcome in the life of the diocese, the city and the county, to lift the awareness of the public at large to the mission, worship and life of the Cathedral.

Click here to donate online now.