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.