Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and fifth largest in the world, built between 1904 and 1978. It was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, perhaps most famous for designing the iconic red telephone box.

The cathedral really is a lovely building. It’s free to enter and take photographs (though donations are always welcome) and the staff/volunteers were all very friendly and happy to answer questions. There is a (charged) ticketed tower tour available but I didn’t do this as I didn’t think I’d have time to fit it in with what I had planned for later in the day.

The entrance way is very imposing with this statue by Elisabeth Frink “The Welcoming Christ” which makes a particularly striking welcome.

What struck me most about the Cathedral interior was how light and airy it was, with plenty of space for quiet contemplation even though it’s obviously a large tourist attraction.

The other striking features were the stained glass windows, with the cathedral having about 1700 metres of stained glass, all of which dates from the 20th century.

The East Window was by far my favourite though

You can find more photos here.

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