Beacon of Hope Appeal

Support the Gloucester Cathedral
Beacon of Hope Appeal

We need your help to make sure your Cathedral can play a crucial role in our community’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

To support the appeal please visit the campaign page below:

If not directly affected by the virus, many of us are experiencing feelings of isolation and uncertainty at this difficult time and seeking spiritual reassurance and a source of hope. Your Cathedral is here to help.

In step with those who have gone before us, our role is to respond positively to today’s unique set of challenges, by serving our communities through worship, outreach, music and mission. Whether our ministry is conducted virtually or otherwise, your Cathedral stands as a beacon of hope for all as we find ourselves in these unprecedented times. 

Your Cathedral, though, has also been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. For the first time in 800 years we have had to close our doors and live separately from our community. The inevitable drop in funding is acute for all cathedrals. By the end of 2021, we stand to lose somewhere in the region of £1.3 million. Yet, at a time when so many lives have been turned upside down, our aim is not to step back, but to step up. Rather than wait for things to get better, we want to reach out, to embrace our community and to heal. Your Cathedral must continue to be a place of sanctuary, solace and reinvigoration.

With your support we will be able to achieve the following:

  • Programme collaborative cultural activities to help inspire local communities, promote wellbeing and stimulate economic growth.
  • Ensure the Cathedral can play an important role in meeting the spiritual and social needs of our communities by being at the heart of the recovery for the city, county and diocese.
  • Safeguard our heritage, continue to care for our fabric and adapt so music and worship can still reach people’s homes.
  • Maintain and develop our training, education and outreach provisions and support the most vulnerable members of our community.
  • Deliver a digital strategy which enhances all of the above

To support the appeal please visit the campaign page below:

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