Chartres Cathedral has many expenses. They reflect what happens there every day, throughout the year: an extreme variety of activities and events. Celebrations, pilgrimages, concerts, conferences, large screen projections, inspired by Marian spirituality, allow Chartres to remain faithful to the will of the builders.
It is difficult to imagine all the costs related to such a building: opening, reception and maintenance staff, organists and choirmaster, lighting, sound system, signage, objects of worship, daily maintenance, communication, media contact…
The Rectorate of the Cathedral lives only from donations made by visitors, parishioners and pilgrims: quests, devotional watches, offerings. No subsidy from the State or local authorities contributes to the Cathedral’s finances. Public funding and patronage are used for restoration work.
You wish to contribute to the embellishment of the altar?
To the operation of the bells?
To the enhancement of a chapel that is dear to you?
The projects are numerous. Your donations will be used as you wish: we are committed to this..
Do you particularly like the cathedral?
You wish to contribute…
to the embellishment of the altar?
to the operation of the bells?
to the enhancement of a chapel that is dear to you?
Make a donation to ‘my’ church
Would you like to contribute…
to the maintenance of your church’s sound equipment?
to repair the furniture ?
to the embellishment of the church?
to the quality of the flowers that adorn the altar? Your donations will be used as you wish: we are committed to this.