Liverpool Cathedral has welcomed the grant of up to £15,000 for the repair to stonework in some of our aisles.
The grant, from the Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund, will go part way to meeting the costs of the repair.
Following a minor fall of some masonry inside the building earlier this year the cathedral took swift temporary action to ensure the safety of worshippers and visitors before looking for a more permanent solution. This will involve £50,000 plus VAT of repairs to the stonework, hence the application for funding. The Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund will help us address the areas of immediate concern. We want to be able to raise the full amount so we can preserve the cathedral building in the best possible way for future generations.
A spokesperson for the cathedral said “we are extremely grateful for this grant but it represents a small proportion of what we need to complete the work. Our first priority is safety but our ultimate aim is to preserve this magnificent building for future generations.”
The Dean and Chapter of the cathedral are conscious of their duty to maintain this outstanding building band keep it free on entry to all our visitors. Yet as the cathedral does not receive any statutory government funding or routine grants from the national church we have to continually find creative ways to fund our work. The cathedral has recently adopted an ambitious Strategic Plan for its future sustainability. This plan aims to ensure that our awesome and intimate building remains both an icon and a vibrant spiritual heartbeat for Merseyside and beyond.