The cathedral is frequently visited by our friends from the Lutheran Diocese of Nuremberg. We have hosted both pastors and school groups. The cathedral’s Voluntary Choir has visited Nuremberg four times to sing services and concerts in a number of churches there.  Several members of the cathedral congregation are strongly committed to furthering these links.


The cathedral also has links with the Anglican Church in Tanzania, and welcomes the bishops of the dioceses of Dar es Salaam, Masasi, Newala and Tanga whenever they are in the UK. They have preached in the cathedral and spoken to smaller group meetings. We have also provided experience of the English Church to some priests from Tanzania who have spent longer periods of time with us. The cathedral office gave office experience and training to the secretary of the Bishop of Masasi. We also have a link with the cathedral in Masasi, sharing news weekly and praying for one another. Please use the links above and below for more information.

St Mark’s Centre, Dar es Salaam

Each year in Lent we have a special collection to provide funds for training a priest at St Mark’s Centre, Dar es Salaam. We currently support Paul Sanga in this way. 

Overseas Partners

The cathedral also supports individuals who have links with the diocese, in particular:

Jonathan Bennett

When a teenager Jonathan was a server in the cathedral. He subsequently trained as a church youth worker and, after gaining experience in the Diocese of Chester, he moved to the Diocese of South Carolina, USA. He met and married Melissa and they now have two children. Having completed several years of youth work, Jonathan has trained for ordination at Trinity College, Pittsburg. He was ordained in 2013 and is currently Assistant Rector at the Church of the Holy Cross group of churches in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Revd Ed and Marie Brice

Ed and Marie work in Tartagal, Argentina supporting the churches with training programmes and reading books for children. They are with the Church Mission Society.

The cathedral has an organised programme of prayer for our international links. Special prayers are included monthly at the Sunday 10 am Cathedral Eucharist, the Sunday 8 am Eucharist or at Evensong at 5.30 pm on Saturdays. The overseas board in the retroquire holds displays of recent international links and is a distribution point for a variety of magazines and prayer letters from the various mission agencies we support.

Hereford Cathedral School

Since the 7th century Hereford Cathedral School has also had strong links with the cathedral, where it continues to meet daily, as a whole community, to reflect on its own good fortune as well as the needs of other people. Caring for others reflects one of the school’s core values and it is proud of its association with the cathedral. Hereford Cathedral School is a thriving independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, providing an education that is motivating and inspiring. Our balance of traditional values and a dynamic approach, gives children the foundations they need for an exciting future.

Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop

Inspired initially by the Dean and Chapter’s Celebrating the Saints project (2005–9), this group of Herefordshire composers, under the supervision of the Canon Precentor, has now produced nearly forty unaccompanied motets to celebrate our patron saints. The proceeds of its founding concert in 2011, and of a later concert, inspired by the Dean’s 2012 publication Saints and Sinners of the Marches, were assigned to Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust. Those freely downloading compositions from the website are asked, in return, via a direct link, to make a donation to HCPT.

Hereford Guild of Guides

The Guild of Guides takes people on tours of the city from the north door of the cathedral from 7 May to the end of October. Tickets for the tours can be obtained from the cathedral shop.