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Lichfield Cathedral closing in on East End Appeal fundraising total

A campaign to raise £3.7million for repair and restoration work in Lichfield Cathedral is nearing completion.

The money has been required to bring stonework back to its former glory and conserve the renaissance glass of the Lady Chapel.

Part of the Herkenrode Glass

Part of the Herkenrode Glass

An appeal was launched to raise the money and allow the Herkenrode Glass to be re-installed in Spring 2015 – and now just £300,000 is required to reach the milestone.

“I’d like to say a hearty thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, every one who has sponsored a psalm, eaten for a purpose, contributed a regular amount over four years or made large donations,” said director of fundraising, Patricia Collins.

“Generous supportive individuals have ensured the project has been able to proceed on time and to budget.

“All donors will be remembered in a book and invited to the grand unveiling when the Herkenrode Glass is re-installed.”

The latest donations have seen a grant of £15,000 from The Allchurches Trust, while the Headley Trust has granted £30,000 towards the painstaking task of cleaning and conserving the painted glass. The Veneziana Trust also sent £1,000 which represents funds contributed by people eating out at Pizza Express.

The Very Rev’d Adrian Dorber added: “In addition to the major trusts, I am most grateful to the Trusts and Foundations who have understood the national and international significance of our Cathedral and its beautiful glass.

“They have granted us financial support to strengthen and repair the East End masonry enabling work to start on cleaning and conserving the Herkenrode Glass – thus securing these treasures for centuries to come.”

Events are being planned to help get the appeal over the finishing line. The Monster Ceilidh Band will perform in the Cathedral’s Nave on October 11, while the Staffordshire Brass Band will perform on the following evening. Tickets are available by calling 01543 306150.

Donations to the East End Appeal can also be made at www.justgiving.com/eastendappeal.

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1 Comment

  1. johnthemon

    25th September, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    “A campaign to raise £3.7million for repair and restoration work in Lichfield Cathedral is nearing completion.”

    Until the next time. While children of the world go to bed cold and hungry without even a roof over their heads, with not enough even for the moths or rust to be interested.