Why we need your help
Please support Peterborough Cathedral this Christmas
The Cathedral has been a place of reassurance and hope during this challenging year, opening its doors for people to explore its history, marvel at its architecture, worship and pray, or simply to enjoy its beautiful green space. The doors are open online too, with live streamed services on Sundays and special occasions such as VE Day and VJ Day.
To heat and light the building costs around £90,000 a year. To maintain the grounds costs another £60,000. There are many other unavoidable costs in making sure the Cathedral is a safe and special place, quite apart from repairs to its Grade 1 listed fabric.
The Cathedral makes no formal charge to enter and receives no regular financial support towards these annual costs from local or central government, nor from the diocese and its churches. It works hard to find grants from all possible sources, including the Church of England, but these only cover part of its outgoings, so the support of individuals and companies remains vital.
Order your Christmas Key and add a message
You, or groups of friends, family or colleagues, are invited to make a donation of £25, £50 or £100 and a red ribboned key will be placed on the Christmas tree inside the Cathedral for you. You can add a personal message to your key if you wish and we will make sure that this is included. You can also ask us to post your Christmas Key to you in January, as a keepsake.
We will contact you after Christmas to let you know how much the Christmas Keys appeal has raised. #ChristmasKeys
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