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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral — the Cathedral Church of Christ — is a real record-breaker. It is the largest cathedral in Britain, its bells have the highest and heaviest peal in the world, and its Grand Organ, with 9,765 pipes, is the biggest in the UK.

In 1903, two years after the decision to build was made, a competition for its design was won by the then unknown 22-year-old architect Giles Gilbert Scott. In 1904 King Edward VII laid the foundation stone but, although the Lady Chapel was completed in 1910, the main part of the Cathedral was not consecrated until 1924. Building work continued for decades, only being completed in 1978.

The Cathedral has been the spiritual focus for the people of Liverpool in times of national mourning — memorial services have been held there for the victims of the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters, John Lennon and murdered hostage Ken Bigley.

Photo by kind permission of Liverpool Cathedral


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The largest Anglican cathedral.

Alan Nixon

"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott - A solid fortress is our God" to quote Martin Luther. After 20 years of spiritual journeying I came to see the 'being stone' of this wording. Having seen lots of sacred buildings in my life, the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral really gives me shivers...
Diana Mathioudakis

Being born in Liverpool and having lived there for 28 years of my life, Liverpool Cathedral has had a very special place in my heart. As a building it has always (and always will) captivate and inspire me, but it is not just an ordinary building, it has huge presence in a spiritual sense too. When I was a child, every time I would go into town to do shopping with my mother, we would always go to the cathedral for a snack in the cosy refectory before going home. It was just routine for us, we both loved (and still love!) the place so much. Go inside the cathedral, and see for yourself its immense spaces, and feel too its sense of warmth and peace in the midst of the vastness. To me, it is the most beautiful and charismatic building I have ever seen.

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