The name change marks a new era in the Cathedral’s fundraising efforts and reflects the fact that the Cathedral is now looking forward to the next hundred years after celebrating its Centenary in 2004.
Liverpool Cathedral receives no Government funding, little direct funding from the Church of England, and has no major endowments. It relies on donations in order to maintain this architecturally significant building, keep entry free and continue work within the local community - a community that was originally responsible for the building of Liverpool Cathedral.
Over the next few years, the work of the Foundation will include developing an inter-faith educational programme, where the Anglican Cathedral will work with a nearby synagogue and mosque and the Roman Catholic Cathedral. This programme will allow school groups to explore the similarities and differences of three great linked world faiths.
Fundraising efforts will also help the Cathedral actively engage with the ever-changing world, by further developing dialogues with science, politics and social issues, continuing to develop and equip the Cathedral as a safe place to enable these challenges to be faced with integrity. The Cathedral has already been active in looking at issues of war and peace, of reconciliation, and of economic regeneration.