Membership is free
The Friends exist to share vision and information, and to be a forum for debate. Fundraising is NOT the purpose of the Friends.
Sharing the vision
First and foremost – we will give Friends a clear understanding of the Vision of the Cathedral. A Cathedral is not simply
a big parish church, it is the Bishop’s seat and as such aims to be a symbolic focus of unity of the Anglican church on the Island as it’s mother church, but it is much more.
We seek to be a place of welcome and respectful dialogue between:
- People of different Christian denominations
- Between people of all faiths
- Between all people working for the common good (those with or without faith)
We seek to work:
- Inter-culturally, while valuing our Island heritage
- Celebrating people’s gifts and endeavours regardless of background
We aim to offer a resource which encourages:
- Engagement with the community
- Visitors becoming pilgrims
- Musical excellence and showcasing public art
- Civic and cultural use
- We will send a short electronic News Sheet by email quarterly (it will also be available to view or download at www.cathedral.im).
- As we make no charge to be a Friend, hard copy will only be available at the Cathedral on Advent Sunday, Easter Day, St German’s Day (13th July) and Michael and All Angels (29th September).
- Typically, each issue will cover topics including:
- What’s New
- Friends Post
- Forthcoming Events
- Focus on a particular sector of Cathedral life
Encouraging a forum for debate
Join today - Membership is free. This is not because we have enough financial provision - but fundraising is NOT the purpose of the Friends.
Or find out more
If you would prefer to know more about one particular area of Cathedral life,
we can offer the following:
- The Friends of the Cathedral Gardens (sharing in the care of one of the completed gardens as they come on stream)
- The Friends of the Cathedral Hospitality (planning and providing refreshments associated with major services/events in the Cathedral)
- The Friends of Cathedral Flowers (the opportunity to be part of a team of flower arrangers for major occasions)
- The Friends of Cathedral Music (keeping in touch with music events associated with the Cathedral, including work in schools, concerts and choir activities)
- Cathedral Chaplain and Guides (a group to welcome visitors - operates during the summer months)
For further information about any of these groups, please contact the Cathedral office 01624 844830 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Nigel Godfrey Dean