16 June 2003
Liverpool has two cathedrals, for the Anglican and Roman Catholic denominations, both of which were built in the 20th century. But to the untrained eye, Giles Gilbert Scott's Anglican Cathedral's more traditional Gothic design could have dated from a much earlier period.
The foundation stone was laid in 1904, and the building completed in stages. The first service in the central part of the cathedral was held in 1940, but the building wasn't completely finished until 1978! See the Liverpool Cathedral website for more information.
Today the cathedral towers above student accommodation belonging to Liverpool John Moores University.