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Appeal launched to fund statue of St Chad in Lichfield

An appeal to fund a statue of the founder of Lichfield Cathedral has been launched.

Organisers hope to raise £300,000 to pay for the bronze 3-metre high statue of St Chad.

Artist Peter Walker working on a scaled model of the St Chad statue
Artist Peter Walker working on a scaled model of the St Chad statue

The appeal was launched on 2nd March – the anniversary of his death.

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield Cathedral said: “Lichfield Cathedral is here because Chad was here – he was the reason for the journey.

“St Chad was the founding Bishop of Lichfield and his shrine drew, and still draws, thousands of pilgrims and visitors to Lichfield.”

The current Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Ipgrave, is the patron of the appeal.

He said: “This new statue welcoming pilgrims and visitors to Lichfield will provide inspiration across the Diocese and further afield as we are all invited to follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad.”

For more details about how to donate, visit the Lichfield Cathedral website.

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3 Comments

  1. AnnS

    6th March, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    £300,000? Would be a drop in the ocean for the one of the richest organisations in the country. Go look at their annual reports. Why are they asking people to pay for it? They’ve not long made local tax payers part pay for the restoration of one of it’s churches, namely St Mary’s. Very clever. If it’s so important to them then let the church pay for it.

  2. Michel Souris

    6th March, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Peter Walker seems to have a cushy number at the cathedral. How much was he paid for the Peace Woodland project?

  3. Steve

    6th March, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I guess in a couple of weeks time. Cllr Wilcox will be handing the CoE a big cheque to cover all of the costs for this.

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