Liverpool Cathedral

anglican cathedral
It was consecrated in 1924 but not completely finished until 1978. It is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world (after Milan, Seville, New York’s St John the Divine and of course St Peter’s). It was designed by youthful competition winner Giles Gilbert Scott. His other great iconic designs are the classic red telephone box, as well as the power stations of Battersea and Bankside (now the Tate Modern). The Cathedral houses the largest organ in the world and the tower holds the highest and heaviest ringing peal in the world – 13 bells at 31 tons. The building was a particular favourite of Sir John Betjeman. He famously remarked that the cathedral demonstrated “the supreme art of enclosing space”. Those lucky guests with us on Sunday morning may be woken with the call to worship from both ends of Hope Street.