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Metropolitian Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5TQ
Tel: 0151 709 9222
Fax: 0151 708 7274

 

Initial started in 1904, Sir Edward Lutyens conceived a Cathedral to rival the Anglican Cathedral at the oposite end of Hope Street. Starting with the Crypt, work commenced well until the war years when building work was suspended. After the end of the war the Crypt was completed however due to a re-evaluation of building cost further construction was suspended.

The situation remained till 1960 when architects thougout the World were invited to submit designs for a Cathedral which could complement the already completed Crypt. A further requirement was that the total build should be done within 5 years with a price of no more that one million pounds for the shell.

300 entries were received but the arrcitect Sir Fredrick Gibberd won the design contest. In less than 5 years the Cathederal was consicrted on the 14th May 1967.

The lantern tower is the crowning pinnacle that makes the Cathedral stand out on the Liverpool skyline

 

Statistics:

* The tower is over 52 feet tall.

* The High Alter is a the centre of the circular design.

* The interior is bathed in many colours, but blue being extremely dominent ( see photo on right ) and has more glass than any other Catheral in Europe.

Interior Metropolitian Cathedral
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