The Friends have a time-honoured tradition of working together to raise funds for the Cathedral, and have done so in one form or another for over 80 years! Funds raised by the Friends helps to support St David’s music ministry and provide items such as the Cathedral’s communion elements, flowers and candles. Some fundraising activities have included involvement with the Combined Charities Christmas Card & Gift Shop, a Christmas Pageant Day stall, occasional Sunday stalls and sales of Entertainment Books. The main event on the Friend’s annual calendar is the Community Floral Festival in February: Blooming Church – a celebration of community, creativity, flowers and music.
In addition to fund-raising, the Friends’ are also interested in providing opportunities for friendship building through the organisation of social events, where all are welcome.
There are also practical rosters such as brass cleaning and working bees before the Christmas and Easter services.