Liverpool Cathedral launches £24m appeal on 90th anniversary
- 20 July 2014
- From the section Liverpool
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."
- 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.