“Cathedrals are not only the jewel in the crown of our built heritage, they are at the heart of our nation's common life - through commemoration, remembering, celebration and grief. People can find space and solace in them, both in large acts of worship and solitary contemplation.

Admission into the Cathedral is free and it is open every day of the year. It costs £7,500 per day to maintain and we receive no direct government funding. Please help us to ensure that the Cathedral will remain freely available to all so that it may continue to inspire and enrich our society."

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To discuss your gift, please telephone us on 01905 732912 or email: development@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Making a tax efficient gift to Worcester Cathedral  

Throughout its history, the Cathedral has been sustained by the generosity of people who have supported its architectural development; its music and worship; and its education and work in the community. You can give make an unrestricted gift or direct it towards specific areas of our work, such as the restoration of the fabric, to education and outreach, to the Library or to music. Unrestricted gifts are directed to the area of greatest need by the Dean and Chapter.

Donations by individuals to Worcester Cathedral are tax free. There are many ways that you can make a gift: through Gift Aid; straight from your wages or pension through a Payroll Giving scheme; donating land, property and shares; and in your Will. Donating through Gift Aid means that the Cathedral can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra and all you have to do is complete the Gift Aid Declaration and return it to us. If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation.

Please click here for a Donation Form and Gift Aid Declaration.  You can make a gift or set up a Direct Debit to the Cathedral safely and securely online using the JustGiving website. You can also donate by texting WORC01 £(amount) to 70070. A text acknowledgement will give a link to Gift Aid.

If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income.

You do not have to pay tax on land, property or shares you donate to Worcester Cathedral and you get tax relief on Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

A gift in your Will to Worcester Cathedral is free from inheritance tax and may reduce your inheritance tax rate if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity. You can donate a fixed amount, an item or specific gift, such as property or shares, or what is left after other gifts have been given out.  


We hope we will never give you cause to make a fundraising complaint. We will take any complaints seriously and once received, we will contact you within 5 working days. Please send your complaint by email to development@worcestercathedral.org.uk or by post free of charge, addressed to FREEPOST WORCESTER CATHEDRAL. If you are not satisfied with our response, we will refer it to the Dean and Chapter then if you are still unhappy, you can contact the Fundraising Regulator, who will independently investigate your complaint.


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