The Café Appeal

Help us build a café for everyone

The Cathedral Café is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquillity of the garden. A social hub for visitors, volunteers and the cathedral community.

The Café project

The Cathedral Café is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquillity of the garden. A social hub for visitors, volunteers and the cathedral community.

The café is home to community activities including volunteering group, language lessons, coffee mornings and book clubs.

Despite its great community use, the café space was no longer fit for purpose and required improvements for accessibility. The new designs include raising the floor to provide level access to the café for the first time in the Cathedral’s history, adding large glass doors to connect the café to the garden and fitting a new modern kitchen.

We are delighted that phase 1 works are funded and have just started on site. Our goal is to refit and open the new Café by the end of 2024 but we need your support to help us reach our shortfall!

Kind supporters will be featured within a special motif design on the new Café window, inspired by the Cathedral Garden.

Please read below to discover how your support will be recognised.

Become a supporter

In special recognition of supporting the café project with a donation above £25, each donor will receive their name within three nature inspired motif designs on the Café window.

You can include your name, the name of a loved one, in loving memory or to mark a special anniversary.

Become a:

1. Flourishing rose – with a donation £25-£1,000

2. Nesting Dove –  with a donation £1,000- £5,000 

3. Leaping deer – with a donation £5,000 and above 

Benefits

  • Your name of choice within the café motif design*
  • A special certificate as a token of our thanks for your kind support, with your motif and café name included.
  • Join us for your first cup of coffee on the house at the opening celebration with the Dean.

*The donor name will be in place for the lifetime of the use as a Café. Please get in touch if you would prefer a different name. Character limits in place. 

 

Get in touch

Thank you for your amazing support. 

If you have any queries about the project or Cafe appeal please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing; [email protected].

Please get in touch if you would like a different name for your dedication, otherwise the donor name will be used.