The Fitzhardinge Society was formed in 2006 to preserve the Fabric of Bristol Cathedral and is named in honour of Robert FItzhardinge, founder of the Augustinian Abbey which was to later become Bristol Cathedral. From as little as £100 per year, members of the Fitzhardinge Society enjoy:
- an exclusive annual Fitzhardinge Dinner
- a growing series of events, including drinks receptions, garden parties and lectures. Recent events include Breakfast with the Archbishop of Canterbury, a tour of the Cathedral with the Keeper of the Fabric and a visit to Berkeley Castle.
- a twice-yearly magazine (The Buttress)
- closer engagment with this historic building and the people working within it
- priority booking for the annual High Sheriff's Concert
- opportunities to meet and mix with people sharing similar interests
Annual subscriptions provide an endowment fund, invested with the Church's ethical fund managers, the CCLA, which ensures the Cathedral's future. Donations and income are used to provide grants to support the exciting and varied work of the Cathedral and the development and preservation of our beautiful building.