Roof Appeal

Truro Cathedral is a self-funded organisation and does not receive regular government or Church of England support – this means that the cathedral not only has to raise all funds needed to maintain and run the cathedral on a day-to-day basis, but also raise funds to cover all repair and restoration work.  That's what the Truro Cathedral Roof Appeal is all about.
The original cathedral roof has been in place since it was slated around 130 years ago. It is now in urgent need of repair. It will cost £3.2 million to replace the 60,000 slates and preserve the cathedral for future generations.  You can read more about the physical work that has already been completed, together with the work still to do on the Restoration section of the website. 

How to help

You can help by making a donation via the Roof Appeal JustGiving page today or taking part in the Sign-A-Slate campaign. Supporters have already raised £1.6 million of the total!

What is Sign-A-Slate?

Sign-A-Slate is a special and unique opportunity for you to leave a personal and lasting message within this special building. By signing your name or writing a message on the back of one of the new slates being used on the roof.  And, making a donation alongside your participation is a great way for you to support the Roof Appeal too! Whether you want to sign your name, draw a picture, mark a special occasion or remember a loved one, your message will be a lasting legacy. Everyone is welcome to participate in Sign-A-Slate. Donations to support the roof appeal are not compulsory but are greatly appreciated. 

Sign-A-Slate participants have so far contributed over £250,000, often giving smaller donations when sharing a slate and larger donations when writing on a whole slate.  And, thanks to many supporters choosing to Gift Aid their donation, we've claimed an additional £50,000. This support has enabled us to re-slate the western arm of the nave, the south aisle western arm, the Baptistry and south-west porch.

How to participate in Sign-A-Slate

To participate you can visit the 'Slate Station' in the cathedral. Usually open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, but please always check prior to your visit as this can be subject to change: 01872 276782 or email

If you would like to take part but cannot visit the cathedral and write a slate in-person, no problem!  Just complete this Sign-A-Slate form and write your message which will be scribed onto a slate for you. Then simply send your form to the address below along with any donation that you may wish to make:

Roof Appeal
Old Cathedral School
Cathedral Close

Thank you for your support