9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm

Finance & Fundraising

the background

Peterborough Cathedral has charitable status and receives no direct funding from the state or from the local parish shares to help raise the £3,500 required every day to maintain its operation throughout the year.

We are strongly supported by the Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust but rely heavily on the generosity of our visitors and supporters to provide the £1.4 million required each year to maintain and operate the building and support its purpose. This vast sum of money does not, however, include the extra funding required to carry out vital restoration and development work, undertake special events, extra activity, or outreach work across Peterborough and further afield.

Aside from large scale fabric conservation works to repair the damage caused to the building by climate change and atmospheric pollution, maintaining our long-standing choral tradition through the Cathedral Choir, and our basic ministry and mission across the Diocese accounts for 65% of our overall available spend.

The majority of our fundraising efforts are currently focused on the aims of the Peterborough 900 Campaign, directed by the Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust.

Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust

The Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust was formed in 1995. Its aim is to secure the future of the Cathedral and all that it stands for by raising funds to help develop the Cathedral’s mission and ministry and to preserve its ancient and historic buildings for generations to come.

If you share our vision to provide refreshment in body, mind and spirit for all who visit this place, please consider making a generous financial gift to support our work.

The Trust Patron is His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO. The current Chairman of the Trust is Simon Schanschieff OBE DL JP, and the Deputy Chair is Ms Lynne Ayres.

There are currently 22 Trustees from across the Diocese including the current Lord Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Further information

For more information about the Trust or to make a donation to the Trust funds, which all help to support the Cathedral please contact:

The Trust Administrator
01733 355315

Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust

Peterborough 900 Campaign