CHAPTER HOUSE APPEAL
In February 2016 we launched a major new £2 million appeal to save the Chapter House.
A Chapter House in Peril
Lichfield Cathedral urgently needs to raise £2million to reverse serious water penetration and weathering damage to the Chapter House, the only example of a two storey Chapter House in the UK. The funds will also help to improve access to the globally important library collection, housed in the upper room.
The Chapter House is built from a number of different types of red sandstone, which in recent years has begun to weaken. The roof is also starting to show signs of significant distress. Both factors now pose a substantial risk to the interior, in particular to the library collection. The library has been housed in this room since 1758 andhas remained here intact and in-situ for over 250 years. It would be a great loss if the water damage meant this collection had to move.There is no other space in which to house to collection and so, if this work cannot be undertaken, the collection would have to go into off-site storage and would no longer be accessible to the public.
Securing a New Chapter
Please become a part of the story and help to save the Chapter House and Library. A donation, no matter the value, will significantly help the Cathedral to do this. If you are a UK tax payer,please also consider applying gift aid to your donation, which allows the Cathedral to claim back 25p for every £1 donated.
How you can help
-Text CHAP17 (£1/£2/£3/£4/£5/£10) to 70070.
-Donate to our JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/lichfieldcathedral
-Send a cheque made out to Lichfield Cathedral marked for the attention of The Development Team.
Please ensure your donations are clearly marked for the Chapter House Appeal.
"Our Cathedral is beautiful but fragile. It falls to us to look after it and keep it in good repair for the rest of this century. We hope we can raise funds from a wide variety of sources and get the job done in 2016/2017. We want to show Lichfield Cathedral and its proud city to many more people, so playing our part in strengthening the economy of the area and ministering to a wider and more diverse public.” - The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield