The people of Liverpool are being invited to make their mark on the Cathedral – by having their name, an important date or message engraved on a brick in The People’s Path.
The Cathedral hopes that The People’s Path, which will stretch from outside the front door to the Lady Chapel, will become a new point of interest and somewhere that people will visit to get a flavour of the vibrancy and community of Liverpool.
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Canon Myles Davies, Acting Dean in 2012 said, “We hope that The People’s Path will become a rich tapestry, detailing life in, and connected to, Liverpool, and featuring people from all walks of life, from all over the world and all with their own connection to the Cathedral and the city."
“It is not just about memorial, although that is a big part – the Cathedral and Liverpool are both living, breathing and growing communities, and we invite people to mark perhaps a key date or event in their life, such as a graduation or memorable visit, or simply say ‘I am here’. For many the Cathedral is their symbol of Liverpool, and now they can literally be a part of it.”
Erin Lillie Thompson’s Grandmother Rita Delves bought a brick to mark her granddaughter’s christening at the Cathedral, and will give it to her for Christmas. Rita said, “I wanted to mark Erin’s Christening in an unusual way, and as she gets older, she will be able to visit and see her name on show at the Cathedral. If she ever moves away, I hope it will give her a feeling of grounding and belonging to the city of Liverpool. I hope it gives her a place where she can come to relax, to think and to enjoy.”
All proceeds from the bricks will go to the Cathedral Foundation, which helps keep the Cathedral free to visitors and supports the Cathedral’s development and work in the community. Individuals or businesses can purchase a brick and sections will be released on a limited basis. Donations for a brick start at just £50. Everyone who sponsors a brick will receive a special certificate of authenticity.
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