Liverpool Cathedrals

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Liverpool Cathedrals

ADAMSON, Thomas (1901 - 1991), Residential Hospital Chaplain, Lourdes Hospital, Liverpool; Provost Emeritus, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

REDWOOD, Frederick Arthur (1891 - 1964), Canon Residentiary and Guestmaster of Liverpool Cathedral, 1960–64, retired

COTTON, (Bt Col) Vere Egerton (1888 - 1970), JP; retired; Member, Liverpool Cathedral Committee

CORBETT, (Charles) Eric (1917 - 2002), Canon-Treasurer, Liverpool Cathedral, 1979–83

LUFT, Hyam Mark (1913 - 1986), JP; Canon Theologian of Liverpool Cathedral, since 1979

DAVIES, Philip Latimer (1864 - 1928), Vicar of Dalton Parbold, near Wigan, since 1921; Hon. Canon in Liverpool Cathedral; Hon. Secretary, Liverpool Council of Education

NAYLOR, Charles Basil (1911 - 1988), Chancellor and Canon Residentiary of Liverpool Cathedral, 1956–81, retired 1982; Canon Emeritus, Diocese of Liverpool, since 1981

MATHER, Arthur Stanley (1842 - 1929), JP; Alderman of the City of Liverpool; Lord Mayor of Liverpool, 1915–16; Member of the Liverpool Cathedral Executive Committee

SOULBY, Charles Frederick Hodgkinson (1881 - 1952), Canon Residentiary and Treasurer since 1944, Chaplain of Liverpool Cathedral since 1930; Bishop’s Cathedral Chaplain, since 1944

SPOONER, George Hardwicke (died 1933), Archdeacon of Liverpool since 1916; Examining Chaplain to Bishop of Liverpool, and Sub-Dean of the Cathedral, 1921–24; Chancellor of the Cathedral 1924–31; Hon. Canon of Liverpool since 1896

PERKINS, Frederick Howard (died 1977), Canon Residentiary and Treasurer of Liverpool Cathedral, 1955–63, Canon Emeritus since 1964; Vicar of St Matthew and St James, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, 1936–63

TRACEY, Ian Graham (born 1955), DL; Organist and Master of the Choristers, 1980–2007, Organist Titulaire, since 2008, Liverpool Cathedral; Professor, Fellow and Organist, Liverpool John Moores University (formerly Liverpool Polytechnic), since 1988

CUSTARD, Walter Henry Goss (1871 - 1964), formerly Organist and Master of the Music, Liverpool Cathedral, retired 1955

HOPKINS, Leslie Freeman (1914 - 1987), Canon Residentiary and Treasurer, Liverpool Cathedral, 1964–79, later Canon Emeritus


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Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960) was only 22 when his design in a Romantic Gothic style won the competition for the proposed Anglican cathedral. The foundation stone was laid in 1904 by Edward VII. Consecrated in 1924, the cathedral was finally completed in 1978. Set on raised ground, and having the highest interior of all English cathedrals, it dominates the Merseyside skyline and awes worshippers.

The metropolitan cathedral was originally designed by Edwin Lutyens but only the crypt completed. Frederick Gibberd's prize‐winning design (1959) has resulted in a circular building whose radial buttresses and glass‐walled central tower have prompted a number of affectionate nicknames. It was consecrated in May 1967.

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