Make a gift to the Cathedral
Thank you for choosing to make a gift to Westminster Cathedral. Click the Donate link below to make your gift via our easy to use, secure online platform. You can also choose to make your gift in memory of someone.
Westminster Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese and home parish of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, is different from the usual parish of which one might think. It showcases a rich history of the Catholic Church in England, right in the centre of London.
It received tens of thousands of tourists and visitors annually, who participate in liturgies and activities and move on, not necessarily being regular contributors. It conducts programmes and special events unique to the Diocese and its role in society. The architecture and artwork are stunning, intricate and priceless today. Maintaining all this, and being a living, open face of the Church to all costs money. Even though it has loyal parishioners who call it their parish, and may friends here and across the world, Westminster Cathedral has extremely challenging costs, and a smaller proportion of supporting parishioners than a local parish would. Show your appreciation of this magnificent church by helping to cover its operating costs, keeping it in good repair and vibrant in its welcome to all. Please give generously.
What your gift supports
Heritage – supporting the fabric and mosaics
Previous generations have bequeathed us a building of great beauty, a sacred space which gives glory to God. Like any other large, ageing building, the fabric is in constant need of care of maintenance. Cardinal Vaughan intended that future generations would be responsible for completing the Cathedral’s decoration. We, therefore, have a duty to do our part in cherishing and polishing the jewel that we have inherited.
Music – help us to maintain our matchless musical tradition
The choristers were temporarily silenced during the lockdown and their contribution to the beauty of the Cathedral liturgies was greatly missed. We cherish our sung liturgies which are open to all, but they are costly to maintain. Please help us to continue our great musical tradition – Westminster Cathedral is one of the few (if not the only) Catholic Cathedral to sing the Holy Mass every day.
Our Worship & Mission – help us to provide a safe space for all
Despite the restrictions brought about by Covid-19 we have maintained a safe welcome for all at the Cathedral. We have opened each day for private prayer, confession and for Holy Mass as soon as it was permitted. The prime purpose of the Cathedral is to draw people to God and to do so, our doors must be open, the space clean, security in place and the heating on! Please help us to ensure that we can continue to provide a sanctuary for all.