Salford Cathedral to close for multi-million pound revamp

Salford Cathedral is to close for a multi-million pound restoration.

The cathedral will close from March 2023 until December 2024 for urgent replairs which include plans to reduce the building’s carbon footprint.

St John's Cathedral will be closed for most of 2023 for urgent repairs in a plan designed to also reduce its carbon footprint.

The plan includes the restoration of some of the cathedral’s Victorian heritage which was removed during earlier restoration projects.

Cathedral Dean, Fr Michael Jones, said: The extent of the restoration and conservation needed on the Cathedral is a major operation and we have taken the decision to accelerate and condense the programme of work, rather than to do it piecemeal

“This was not an easy decision to take, as this option means that the Cathedral will have to close for 18 months, while the interior work is carried out.

“Closing the Cathedral was not our first preference but it does mean that we will be able to make the repairs, restore and reorder the Cathedral more quickly, safely, and efficiently.

“Large parts of the Cathedral are in extremely poor repair, this is the right time to fix these and restore some of the original design features that have been lost over the years and enhance what we are able to offer the local catholic community.”

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