A RISE in visitors numbers to a cathedral has resulted in a need for more volunteers.

St Asaph Cathedral claim it has seen a threefold rise in visitors numbers, compared with 2017. Total number of visitors to the place of worship, in terms of who signed the visitor sheets in 2018, was 8,226.

In 2017 it was 2,594.

Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors, run family heritage events, work in the Translators’ Tearoom, steward at concerts, events and services and research the history of the ancient building.

Lorna Kernahan, St Asaph Cathedral’s Activities Co-ordinator, said: “With the growing number of heritage attractions at St Asaph Cathedral we’re looking to extend the pool of volunteers to support the rising number of visitors.

"The launch of our escape-room-style mystery challenge, a heritage trail which uses clues around the Cathedral to unlock codes, has huge potential to attract visitors, especially those with children, but we need people to facilitate this on a regular basis.

"Translators’ Tearoom is getting more and more popular and while there’s a core team of paid staff, volunteers are essential to keep the coffee flowing.

"The Cathedral also hosts a number of high-profile concerts and we need to bolster the team of people who steward at these events. In recent years, stars such as Russell Watson, Aled Jones and G4 have performed in the Cathedral and each year, the North Wales International Music Festival brings world renowned musicians to our city."

A volunteer recruitment day - being held on Monday, June 24 - will explain opportunities available.

Anyone interested in helping can come along between 2pm and 4pm and enjoy a tour of the buildings’ heritage and enjoy afternoon tea in the Translators’ Tearoom.

For further information about volunteering opportunities at St Asaph Cathedral, email Lorna Kernahan: lornakernahan@stasaphcathedral.wales