Birmingham Cathedral given £500,000 for 'vital repairs'
Birmingham Cathedral has been awarded £500,000 to carry out "vital repairs"
The 300-year-old Anglican cathedral will use the funding to help replace "obsolete lighting and wiring systems".
The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, said: "[This] means that we can improve the facilities that we offer to everyone who comes to the cathedral."
The money comes from the £20m First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.
Nearby St Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral received £227,000 from the same fund in October 2014.
- St Philip's parish church was built in 1715
- The Grade I listed building is in the English Baroque style
- It became a cathedral in 1905 when a new Diocese of Birmingham was created
- The stained glass windows were designed by Edward Burne-Jones
- The building was hit by an incendiary bomb in October 1940 and extensively damaged
Source: Birmingham Cathedral