Support Us

The Need for Support

The Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust was formed in 2007, and in just ten years, has raised over £4.5m to restore three of Llanthony’s Grade I and II listed buildings, improve the landscape and conserve the other important standing structures on the site. We are an independent charity which receives no regular funding or support.

All donations we receive help us to preserve and protect this very special scheduled ancient monument at the heart of Gloucester Docks.

How you can Help

Join us when our buildings are open, and donate in person. We have donations boxes on site for cash donations. We have Gift Aid envelopes for any eligible UK tax-payer who wishes to Gift Aid their donation.

Donate by BACS

Should you wish to make a donation directly to us by BACS, please contact us for payment details.

Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated.

If you are making an ad hoc donation by cash, cheque or BACS, and you are a UK taxpayer - please do consider filling out a Gift Aid declaration form.

Donate Online

Online Donation will be available soon.

 

Donate by Cheque

You can post us a cheque, made payable to Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust, to our registered address:

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust
Daw Cottage
5 Gloucester Street
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucester
GL12 7DN
 

Volunteering

Volunteering your time and skills is a great way to support us as we embark on our next chapter. Volunteers are playing a crucial role as we establish a new heritage site for the city of Gloucester. We have numerous volunteering opportunities, whether you are able to spare just a couple of minutes, or commit to something more regular.

Engage in Gloucester
Would like to volunteer at Llanthony Secunda Priory? Perhaps you already volunteer elsewhere in the city? Llanthony’s volunteering opportunities are advertised on the Engage in Gloucester website. Engage in Gloucester promotes the city’s heritage and cultural volunteering roles. Join Engage in Gloucester, take part, and help Gloucester’s arts, cultural and heritage scene thrive.

Volunteering Roles

Our more regular volunteering roles are a great way to boost your CV, meet like-minded people, improve or learn new skills. We support all our volunteers by offering training and shadowing where required.

History Group
Our History Group researchers help uncover stories about people that lived at Llanthony from the 1100s to the present day. As a volunteer archive researcher, you can help us gather information and images which help document Llanthony’s rich and fascinating past. 

Buildings Maintenance
We are looking to recruit a team of conservation specialists who will routinely take care of our newly restored buildings, and help us to deliver the conservation management plan. We would love to hear from volunteers who enjoy practical hands-on work, especially those with heritage crafts or conservation skills who would like to share their knowledge with others. We will provide training in heritage crafts such as lime pointing, for those wishing to learn or would like to brush up on their skills.

Event Steward
Our friendly and enthusiastic event stewards help run events and activities at Llanthony Secunda Priory by setting out rooms and spaces, visitor counts, refreshments, checking tickets. Event stewarding is a rewarding role, and you might even get to soak up the arts and culture for free!

Grounds Keeper
Help keep Llanthony looking lovely all year round. Meet new friends, keep fit, and make a real difference as a volunteer grounds keeper. With 5 acres to care for, there is plenty to do to ensure this scheduled ancient monument is protected.

Guide
Love history? Fascinated by architecture and archaeology? Our knowledgeable guides enjoy sharing their passion for the past with visitors, residents and tourists. Many guides build on their knowledge through archive research of their own.

Open Day Host
Our hosts help visitors to explore Llanthony Secunda on our open days. Share insights of the Re-formation Project and show visitors inside the recently transformed buildings and spaces.

Visit Engage in Gloucester to explore our volunteering opportunities, or get in touch to find out more. Alternatively, pop down on an open day and ask our current volunteers first hand what’s involved.

Work experience

We are keen to hear from students looking for practical, hands-on work experience placements in the heritage sector. We are especially keen to hear from University students studying Heritage Management or similar disciplines. Do get in touch to discuss what placement opportunities are available at Llanthony Secunda Priory.