I attended the Durham Cathedral Young Patrons launch event in Durham last week, and am proud to become one of the first to join this scheme.
The Young Patrons programme is just £60 a year (£5 a month) to join, and the scheme’s funds are used to support the cathedral’s restoration and other work. Membership is open to all under 40 years of age (consider joining the Friends otherwise!)
There are a great range of benefits to membership, including 10% off purchases in the restaurant and shop, and invites to a host of events throughout the year. The event that stands out for me – alongside events for Lumiere, the stunning bi-annual light festival in Durham – is a film showing in the cathedral’s bell tower in October.
If you’re interested in joining, there’s more information about the Young Patrons on the Cathedral’s website.