The Companions of St Anselm - Chester Cathedral

The Companions of St Anselm

Become a 'Companion' and play a vital role in the growth and vitality of Chester Cathedral.

The Companions of St Anselm seeks to preserve the fabric of Chester Cathedral and is named in honour of St Anselm, a Benedictine Monk who, alongside the Earl of Chester, Hugh Lupus, helped establish a new monastery which was later to become Chester Cathedral.

The Companions of St Anselm are Chester Cathedral’s patron group for those wanting to contribute to Chester Cathedral in a significant, regular way. By donating a minimum of £20 per month by standing order you can join the ‘Companions’ and be part of an enterprising community who contribute meaningfully to the life and development Chester Cathedral. Your donation will be transformational for our cathedral and enable us to continue our Christian heritage and maintain our beautiful building.

As a Companion of St Anselm, you will receive

  • A twice-yearly Companions newsletter
  • An invitation to our annual St Anselm’s Day (on or around 21 April) Choral Evensong and reception
  • VIP receptions throughout the year
  • Unique opportunities to engage with the work funded by you, our Companion

To become a Companion, please download and complete the form below – with the Gift Aid Form, if appropriate. Please return to Chester Cathedral by post or email to

Application form
Companions of St Anselm form

Find out more
Get in contact with our Director of Communications, Kevin Baxter, by email here.

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It costs £6,000 a day to care for our historic building and to maintain our worship and music tradition. We rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our work.