Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cathedral has a fascinating history that stretches back over a century and a half. We’d love to share it with you.

About this church

The spirit of the Metropolitan Cathedral is deeply embedded in its fascinating history, a tale of determination, tenacity and conviction that, despite the odds, saw architects, builders, craftsmen, residents and church elders work together to fulfill their holy ambition. To create a place of special, deeply spiritual resonance for all who use it.

The striking design of the present Cathedral is actually the fourth attempt to build a mother church for the Liverpool diocese, and the culmination of a story that stretches back over a century. The intriguing tale of each attempt can be explored on our website, including a section about the former workhouse, the largest in Europe, on whose site the cathedral now rises.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches


St Luke

​The last bomb site in Liverpool, St Luke’s is testament to the brave people who lived and died during the May Blitz of 1941.


Liverpool Cathedral

From the very early days of its origins and starting to build just after the turn of the 20th century, through to its completion in 1978, the story of this great cathedral, the largest in the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is unique and fascinating.

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