Support Us

The site and buildings of The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is owned by the Church Commissioners and operated by The Palace Trust, a registered charity which manages the site as a heritage visitor attraction.

Our Purpose

To conserve and share the Palace and its story as a place of enjoyment and reflection for the benefit of all.

Our Vision

To inspire and touch the lives of many by offering joy, healing, hope and wellbeing.

Our Legacy

The Palace Trust gets no statutory funding. The cost of maintaining the Palace is met entirely by grants from organisations like the National Lottery and Charitable Trusts, by Admission tickets, special events and our café.

But this does not cover the entire cost of everyday maintenance, so donations to this aspect of our work are also always welcome.

Likewise, the cost of conservation work cannot be met by admission fees etc. so we rely on voluntary donations to finance this aspect of our work. The annual costs vary between £400,000 and £500,000. So, this is an area where we welcome donations – large or small, regular or one-off – to enable us to carry out this vital work.

How To Support Us

There are various ways to support our work, which are listed below, together with links to enable you to support us with the minimum of effort:

Remembering us in your will
Palace membership
Volunteering your time

Please remember to include your Contact Details in all the above, so that we can comply with legal requirements – and of course thank you for your support.