Cathedral receives National Lottery Heritage Fund grant

‘Metropolitan Perspectives’ community project launched

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool has been awarded a grant of £91,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support an ambitious new community engagement project. The project, named ‘Metropolitan Perspectives’, will work directly with members of the public to create a range of new permanent visitor experiences within the Grade II* listed Cathedral.
‘Metropolitan Perspectives’ will connect local residents with heritage professionals. Through free-to-attend workshops and research trips, they will help to shape exciting new additions to the Cathedral. This will include an interactive Children’s Trail, a multi-language Audio Tour and a brand new exhibition in the Lutyens Crypt.
The Cathedral will work with local arts engagement experts Whispered Tales to deliver the three-year project.
Cathedral Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien, said: ‘This is a very exciting opportunity for us to share the unique heritage of the Cathedral in a way that has never been done before. ‘Metropolitan Perspectives’ will help to ensure that our wonderful, diverse community is reflected in every element of our new visitor experience. We are so grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support and guidance in shaping the project.’
A recruitment drive for participants will begin this month. To find out more, email

Opened in 1967 and designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, the Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the UK’s most iconic symbols of faith, worship and community. Besides holding over 30 Catholic services each week, the Cathedral is also one of Liverpool’s major tourist destinations, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is open seven days a week, 365 days a year and is free to attend at all times.
For further enquiries please contact:
Katie Lucas –
Peter Heneghan –