Lighting up a cathedral for our city

View our gallery below highlighting key milestones of work being carried out week by week ...

During 2015/16 we embarked on an ambitious Internal Refurbishment project which will enable Birmingham Cathedral to fulfil its phenomenal potential as a community hub for the city. We like to consider the Cathedral as a ‘bridging place’ – a safe space were we can facilitate bridging the divide between diverse groups of the community. Thanks to your support, we have updated the lighting and wired services within the building.

Our intention is that the internal changes and restoration will be an agreeable surprise to all who visit the Cathedral. Furthermore, a well-resourced and fully operational building is integral to the strategic plans for the coming years of the cathedral; enabling us to respond to any opportunities to serve the community and build our capacity.

To make a special donation to support this work you can text BULB01 and your donation amount to 70070

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Scaffolding sections being dismantled, revealing a fabulous and refreshed interior.

Start of joinery repairs by Andy. Tasks include finding an original flat head nail in oak wall panelling!

Our Heritage Manager Jane McArdle preparing to scale the scaffolding

Beautiful light at the end of many metres of scaffolding.

A birds eye view of our beautiful cathedral

Our tired old track lighting has finally being removed, making way for the new!

Planning a new chandelier winch with the team from Raising & Lowering Systems.

Scaffolding now up on North and South side. This is the view our clergy have when presiding. It's been nice to be closer to the congregation!

Week two - Scaffolding on the south side with monoflex

Week two - the altar rail being protected in wooden cases

Week one - The north side of the cathedral scaffolding for a lighting repair platform

Week one - the organ is protected with a clear sheet

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds” Matthew 5:14-16