Liverpool Cathedral launches £24m appeal on 90th anniversary

Liverpool Cathedral The cathedral was consecrated in 1924 even though only the High Altar, Chancel and Eastern Transepts were complete

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Liverpool Cathedral has marked its 90th anniversary by launching a 10-year restoration appeal to raise £24m.

Plans include repairs to the tower, the windows and the roof costing £10m, and £1.5m to restore the grand organ.

The cathedral also wants to establish a £7m endowment fund for future repairs.

The Dean, the Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox, said: "We owe it to future generations to ensure the future of one of the greatest buildings in the UK and the world."

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Liverpool Cathedral

  • 1904 - foundation stone laid
  • 1924 - cathedral consecrated in the presence of King George V, even though only the High Altar, Chancel and Eastern Transepts were complete
  • 1942 - tower completed
  • 1978 - Queen Elizabeth II attends the first service in the completed building
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The money raised will also fund the building of two new centres on the cathedral campus, a statement said.

The St Aidan's Centre would be used for the cathedral's mission work.

The Cathedral Centenary Centre would be used for community projects, including the Hope+ foodbank.

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