Cathedrals & Churches

We understand that successfully fundraising for our sacred spaces is about so much more than money.

Our team bring first-hand experience in guiding the largest and smallest religious communities around the world to tell their fundraising story and access the support they need to restore, renew and regenerate. Creating innovative and exciting fundraising programmes that foster new connections has also been at the heart of our work with clients for over 30 years. We’ve had the privilege of helping very different places of worship to fund challenging maintenance programmes, build long-term endowments to support music or mission, or even to re-kindle a vital community leadership roles.

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Client assignments
  • Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust
  • Canterbury Cathedral Trust
  • Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
  • Christ Church Ardsley
  • Christ Church Dore
  • Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Great St Bartholomew's London
  • Peterborough Cathedral
  • Seacombe United Reformed Church
  • St Olaf's Wasdale Head
  • St Mary's Church Dalton
  • St Peter's Church, Morley
  • St Peter's Church Stockton
  • St Luke's Church Lodge Moor
  • St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick
  • St Marylebone Parish Church
  • St Paul's Church Witherslack
Services list

Feasibility Studies
Campaign Management

Strategy Reviews and Development Audits
Periodic Consulting


Cathedrals & Churches resources


Gifted Talks Fundraising

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Amy, Andrew and Chris discuss how fundraising in schools will evolve in the future and why transformational bursaries are the way forward.


Update - Spring/Summer 2024

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2022

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2021

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Update - Spring/Summer 2021

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2020

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2019

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2018

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Update - Autumn/Winter 2016

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Webinar Videos

Trust Foundation Report Insights

Fundraising Auctions

Charity Law: Your Questions Answered

Charity Media Appeals

To help you navigate what can sometimes feel like media madness, we have partnered with industry experts and devoted this webinar to making the most of public media appeals.

How Strong Is Your ESG Policy

Gifted Asking: Asking Well

Gifted Asking: Getting Ready To Ask

How Can Churches Come Back Stronger?

Winter Webinar Three: Getting Back To Asking

Winter Webinar Two: Grant Funding - The State Of Play

Winter Webinar One: Recovery And Reslience

Webinar Five: Planning Your Christmas Appeal

Webinar Four: Why Your Communications Strategy Is More Important Than Ever

What can we learn from outside our sector?

Webinar Three: Designing A Transformational Legacy Program

Webinar Two: Delivering A Capital Campaign

Webinar One: Planning For A Major Project

Insights Videos

Finding A Way Through Your Next Fundraising Challenge

Dippy On Tour - A Natural History Adventure

Advice For Churches And Cathedrals

Service Videos

Communication Services

Feasibility Studies

Campaign Management

Strategy Reviews and Development Audits

Periodic Consulting

Legacy Giving Programmes


The Fundraising Landscape - Survey Results

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How To Appoint A Fundraising Consultancy

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Conducting A Feasbility Study

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Your Guide to Communications Audit and Strategy

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"I have worked with Amy for the past year and cannot recommend her highly enough. Amy has added considerable strategic input into a major capital appeal at St Albans Cathedral and she is able to draw on a wealth of experience. Amy is creative, an excellent copywriter and has strong Trust and Foundation experience"
Helen Gray, Development Manager, St Albans Cathedral

"I had no experience as a fundraiser when I began working with Chris at Rochester as his Campaign Assistant. Now 11 years on, I look back and see how important Chris’s experience and knowledge were to my development as a fundraising professional. The lessons that I learnt then, remain important to me now"
Lynne Bax, Development Officer, Rochester Cathedral

"Whilst we have a dedicated team of volunteers at St Paul’s, we did not know how to go about raising the funds we need for our project. The training and mentoring package we’ve had from Amy has been so valuable. Not only have we gained new skills to take forward for the future, but we have benefitted greatly from the specialist knowledge about what is required for applications which Amy has given us."
Rev. Michael Woodcock, Parish priest at St. Paul’s, Witherslack

"As a cathedral serving people across the city, county and diocese, it was vital for us to work with fundraising consultants who understood the challenges of preserving an ancient building and the importance of keeping mission and ministry at the heart of the community. Gifted helped us to keep our fundraising strategy relevant and agile. Andrew’s deep understanding of the Sector made it possible for us to confidently launch the Beacon of Hope Appeal and raise as much as £1 million in just over six months.”
Theo Platt Deputy Chief Operating Officer Gloucester Cathedral