Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is sometimes also referred to as the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool or the Cathedral Church of the Risen Christ. Work to design a Church of England Cathedral for Liverpool began in the early twentieth century, but the last sections of the building were not completed until 1978. In fact, designer Giles Gilbert Scott actually died 18 years before his dream was fully realised.

The bells of Liverpool Cathedral are the highest and heaviest ringing peal bells in the world. The largest of these bells is known as “Great George”. These bells are rung regularly by bellringers. Visitors can also see the largest pipe organ in the UK within the Cathedral. The annual organ recital in October is one of the highlights of the year.

The Cathedral is now open to visitors from 8am to 6pm every day of the year. Admission to the building is always free, although small donations are welcomed. At least 3 religious services are held each day. In addition to religious ceremonies, the Cathedral is also used as a community space. Concerts, graduations, academic events and seminars have all been held in the building. Access may be restricted at times when major events are being held.

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