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Liverpool Cathedral launches £24m appeal on 90th anniversary

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

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

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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