Volunteer with us!

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Why volunteer?

The Cathedral needs volunteers! The Cathedral is a vibrant place with over 30 members of staff and a team of over 250 volunteers. Together these people welcome over 70,000 visitors a year. Some come to visit, others to pray, attend a concert or service, others just wish to be alone with God.

What the volunteers themselves say about why they volunteer:


Chance to meet people from near and far; Helping to support the work of the Cathedral into the future;  Working in a beautiful building; Friendship and companionship with likeminded volunteers.

What can I do?

· Welcome Steward

· Shop helper

· Concert Steward

· Library helper

· Bell ringer

· Gardener

· Flower Arranger

· Working with children in our Discovery Centre

· Tour guide

- Help in our Tourist Information Point

- Join the team on our LEGO Build Project


How much time do I need to give?

A regular commitment, weekly or fortnightly, would be ideal, however, most roles operate on a rota so flexibility is possible. We would be happy to explain more, so feel free to get in touch with any queries you may have regarding volunteering.

Want to know more?

Please contact the Visits and Volunteer Manager on:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01284 748730

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. You do not need to be a regular church goer to be a Cathedral volunteer but you do need to be sympathetic with the aims and ethos of the Cathedral as a Christian place of worship within the tradition of the Church of England.


Guild of St Edmund (Cathedral Volunteers)

We aim to offer all who enter the Cathedral a warm welcome, based on Benedictine principles of hospitality. In order to achieve this, there is a team of volunteers who carry out a number of duties in and around the Cathedral to welcome visitors and deal with any queries. The team of volunteers is collectively known as the ‘Guild of St Edmund’.

Guild of St Edmund Annual Report 2015  - click this link for details of the work of the Guild.

We have just held our 2016 Guild AGM on 17 June 2016.  Please click here to view the report.