Companions of St Anselm

The Companions were formed in 2004 following an initiative by the present Dean.  The objective is to provide a facility for those who have an interest in preserving the fabric of the Cathedral and to make an annual donation which is ring fenced for Cathedral maintenance.

Those who subscribe are classed as ‘Companions of St Anselm’ who came to Chester in 1092 and started the rebuilding of the Abbey.  St Anselm went on to be Archbishop of Canterbury.

Subscription is currently £60 a year and an Annual Companions Service is held for all Members close to 21st April which is St Anselm’s Day.

For more information please write to:

Companions of St Anselm
Chester Cathedral Office
12 Abbey Square

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There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


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Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

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Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

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