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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.

Liverpool, Merseyside

Opening times

Cathedral: Monday to Sunday: 7.30am to 6pm.
Lutyens Crypt: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm.


Mount Pleasant
L3 5TQ

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.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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