Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Although Liverpool has one of the biggest Catholic populations of any city in the UK, it took over 100 years for them to get a proper cathedral; none of the three earlier designs, by architects as eminent as Pugin and Lutyens, were completed. Frederick Gibberd's 1967 Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a much-loved piece of bold 60s modernism, although the design was so faulty (the roof leaked and the mosaic tiles tended to fall off) that the church sued and got an out-of-court settlement.
The Crypt is the only part of Edwin Lutyens' 1933 design that reached completion, and is notable for being the venue of Liverpool's annual Beer Festival.
The nearest rail station is Lime Street.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1967
Events at this venue
There are 2 events at this location
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Cathedral Life: A Floral Tribute
A floral spectacle to reflect the life of the cathedral.
Fri 2 Jun
Sat 3 Jun
Sun 4 Jun
The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage
The acclaimed choir performs the works of Palestrina and Poulenc, which explores the themes of conflict and atonement. Conducted by Harry Christophers, and Eamonn Dougan on March 17th.