Alban, Britain's First Saint Project

The Alban, Britain's First Saint Project is a transformational project, designed to bring recognition to the heritage of St Albans Cathedral, which sits at the heart of a thriving local community and hosts one of the largest Cathedral congregations in the country.

Our wonderful new facilities will include:

  • welcome centre
  • An educational centre for school children
  • An exhibition area
  • An adult study centre and library 
  • Additional parish and visitor activities 
  • A compelling new presentation of the story of Alban
  • New opportunities for volunteers
  • A wealth of interpretive materials in the Cathedral and its grounds to support guided tours


With the contractor on site, and the Chapter House completely empty for the first time since the 1980s, the project has now transitioned from a period of anticipation to the construction phase which will see the Alban, Britain’s First Saint vision become reality. Hoardings have been constructed around the building work and the next archaeological dig on the ‘Monks’ Graveyard’ site in Sumpter Yard is currently underway.

Change is not just restricted to the building itself, however. Behind the scenes several teams continue to make preparations for the implementation of a brand new interpretation scheme and activity plan to engage new audiences and encourage more visitors to this wonderful place..

Keep an eye out for more updates as the project gets underway – you can subscribe to our Alban, Britain’s First Saint blog by clicking on the 'Blog' tab to the left of this page.


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