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York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, but with the current building dating from the 13th century, it is a fragile masterpiece which needs constant care.

The cathedral receives no regular income from the Government, Church of England or Diocese of York towards its restoration and conservation. Including our ongoing restoration and conservation work, it costs £30,,000 per day to run and maintain York Minster and our admission charge income covers less than 50% of this daily cost.

We’re therefore reliant on the generous support of our worshippers, visitors, partners and supporters to help us sustain this great cathedral and its work for generations to come. You can learn more about our current conservation projects but donations can also support the cathedral’s music and Christian mission.

Living Generously provides resources to help explore generosity within York Minster – praying that together, we continue to build a generous church. Click here to learn more about Living Generously.

In addition to The Chapter of York (the cathedral’s governing body), there are two registered charities which also raise money to support York Minster – the York Minster Fund (registered charity number 252157) and the Friends of York Minster (registered charity number 222871). Learn more below.

Governing body

Chapter of York

The Minster’s governing body is responsible for the delivery of our worship, mission, outreach and learning, as well as the cathedral’s properties and finances. You can support our work in Christian mission, music and fabric maintenance by donating below.

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Ways of giving – Chapter of York

As well as giving online, there are lots of other ways you can support the Chapter’s work, from setting up a standard order to leaving a legacy.


The York Minster Fund

Since 1967, the Fund has raised money for York Minster for many projects and in 2007 became its lead fundraising partner. The independent charity is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator and raises money to support ongoing conservation and restoration, as well as the cathedral’s work in music, learning and education. It is currently focusing on raising funds to protect our irreplaceable stained glass. Learn more about the Fund’s work here or donate using the button below.

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Ways of giving – York Minster Fund

You can donate to the Fund in a number of ways:

York Minster Fund Patrons Packages

Choose from three packages and give between £10 and £50 a month to receive a range of exclusive benefits. You can learn more about the York Minster Fund and its work here.



The Friends of York Minster

You can also support York Minster by joining The Friends, an independent charity which works to help the cathedral preserve its past and inspire future generations.

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