About the Friends 

Like many Cathedrals, St Albans has a thriving Friends organisation which is a registered charity (Number 253909). In medieval times the Abbot conferred membership of the Friends on those pilgrims whose gifts to the Abbey merited this high privilege.

Today membership is open to all who wish to associate themselves in the work and worship of the Cathedral, who wish to help support projects in the Cathedral or help maintain the ancient and beautiful fabric.

How to become a Friend

To become a Friend, please download and complete the application form below and send it to the Membership Secretary, or leave it in the Friend's pigeon hole. You may opt to pay your membership subscription by Standing Order or by cheque.

Membership starts at £20 annually for Individual Membership and £25 for Joint Membership (two people). Life Membership is also available.

The benefits of becoming a Friend of St Albans Cathedral include:

  • An exclusive evening tour for new members
  • An invitation to attend the annual lunch and AGM, which concludes with a special Friends Evensong
  • The opportunity to take part in a lively programme of social events, open days, talks and visits
  • The chance to apply for tickets to the highly popular Christmas Festival of Lessons an Carols, available especially for Friends
  • Bi-annual editions of "The Alban Link" - our magazine full of news and articles about the Abbey and the Friends

If you have any questions about filling in the application form, please contact us. 

Application Form

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the Membership Secretary, Hazel Ireson.

Tel: 01582 832312

Email: [email protected]

The Fraternity of the Friends of St Albans Abbey
St Albans Cathedral
Sumpter Yard
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1BY

Associated Parishes

On each day of the month, we pray for particular groups and organisations in our parish, for those who live in specific roads in the parish, and for specific groups in the wider world. You can download our full list of Associated Parishes below:

List of Associated Parishes

Friends Publications

The Friends produce an extensive range of publications about the history of St Albans Cathedral and some of its beautiful features. A full list of publications, with purchase details can be downloaded below:

List of Friends' Publications

Friends Publications

You can now order the Friends' beautiful Christmas cards online. Choose from the Cathedral in the snow, the West End at Christmas or Aldenham's musical angels. Fill in the form below or drop in and visit the Cathedral Shop.

Friends Christmas Cards

Privacy Policy

Download the Friends' Privacy Policy below:

Privacy Policy