Lichfield Cathedral at night
Lichfield Cathedral at night

Visitors are being invited to explore Lichfield Cathedral in a new light as part of a national campaign.

The Cathedrals at Night initiative is running across the UK having been cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.

Lichfield Cathedral will open from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday (13th May) for the free event.

Visitors will be able to walk a route around the historic building accompanied by ambient music and candlelight.

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, the Dean of Lichfield, said:

“This simple campaign is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate our cathedrals and their rich spiritual heritage in new and exciting ways.

“Cathedrals At Night represents a new, coordinated approach to cathedral outreach and visitor engagement which we hope will shine a light on cathedrals nationally and help our visitors make new memories.

“It’s an opportunity for our cathedrals, especially after the last two years, to individually and together, broaden their mission and heritage engagement and build lasting relationships.”

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield

The initiative is being organised by the Association of English Cathedrals and will feature religious sites across the country.

It was inspired by the European campaign, Les Nuits des Cathedrales which was first launched in 2008 and sees participating European cathedrals open their doors after hours for free on the second Saturday in May. 

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