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The current Cathedral building was started in 1084 and has its fair share of treasures. The Cathedral is committed to the upkeep of the fabric of the building both inside and out, and is offering the opportunity to adopt a piece of its history to help support the on-going conservation and running costs.

Ideas for adopting a piece of history include the beautiful and vibrant coloured stained glass windows in the Medieval Cloister that show the history of the country, the city and the Cathedral through many famous historical people. These include early Christian pilgrims and saints, numerous heroes and heroines, kings and queens and including some not to saintly characters, such as King John!

As part of your adoption you will get a presentation pack which includes a photo of your chosen item, a certificate of adoption and a dedication in our donor’s book, where you will have the opportunity to make a dedication to commemorate a special event, anniversary or in memory of a loved one. Prices start from £25 and go up to £500.

You can download a copy of our catalogue below and either download a form here or fill in the online form at the bottom of the page. 


Prices for Stained Glass:
From £25 you can adopt a small decorative panel
From £50 you can adopt a small character window
From £100 you can adopt a large character window
From £200 you can adopt our most popular figures

Prices for Spandrels:

From £25 you can adopt a corner carving
From £50 you can adopt a floral carving
From £100 you can adopt an angel carving or small figure carving
From £200 you can adopt a figurative carving

Prices for Misericords:

From £25 you can adopt a small armrest or top carving
From £50 you can adopt a larger armrest carving
From £100 you can adopt a carved side panel in the Quire
From £500 you can adopt a misericord


One of these can be yours

Download a copy of our catalogue here or email us at

Photographs by JDA Media

Adopt a Piece of History

You can make a dedication of up to 30 words to be displayed in the Donor's Book
Please make cheques payable to 'Worcester Cathedral' and Bank Transfers can be made to Worcester Cathedral Account: 50182885 / Sort Code: 20-98-61 Reference ADOPT. Cheques can be sent to FREEPOST WORCESTER CATHEDRAL.

If you are a UK tax payer, we can reclaim 25p tax relief on every £1 you donate. I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years to Worcester Cathedral.