About the Friends

Who are the Friends of St Albans Abbey?

Membership of the Friends is open to people of all faiths, and none, who simply love this beautiful and historic place of worship. 

In medieval times the Fraternity of the Friends was a specially honoured group of benefactors and supporters of the Abbey. These included kings, queens and nobles such as Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester whose chapel and tomb are within the Abbey. Benefactors also came from the wider public - they were all united in their love for this place.

Today, having been re-established in 1949, the Fraternity of the Friends is a linked group of people, churches and organisations who love and care for this place. We contact and pray for linked churches across the world.

We give practical advice and support for projects which enhance the Abbey church and its precincts. Recent examples of work supported by the Friends include:

  • Cards and publications about the Abbey
  • Projects supporting the Education Centre
  • Helping purchase the Alban Pilgrimage Puppets
  • Repairing the carillon in the bell tower
  • The Sponsoring of boy and girl choristers
  • A new suite of furniture for the nave sanctuary
  • Perspex angels in the Ramryge Chantry Chapel

If you are interest in becoming a Friend of the Cathedral and would like to know more, please visit our 'Become a Friend' page or feel free to contact us by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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