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
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Joining together in concert for the first time ever, the choirs of Westminster Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral combine to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem. Directed by the Cathedral Director of Music, Christopher McElroy, the choirs will be accompanied by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. As part of the…
Wed 15 Nov
£15–£20 / 0151 709 9222
The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage
Harry Christophers conductor the ensemble as they return with their latest tour, which contrasts the music of 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina with 20th-century composer Francis Poulenc. Expect to hear Poulenc's Salve Regina and Palestrina's Peccantem Me Quotidie, among other works.
Fri 22 Sep
£15–£30 / 0151 709 9222