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.
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.