'Living Stones' Appeal Launched

RSS

Sponsor a Cathedral Stone to Help Conserve Gloucester’s Greatest Landmark

Gloucester Cathedral has launched a fundraising campaign encouraging supporters to sponsor their own Cathedral stone. The ‘Living Stones’ appeal aims to raise funds towards a £400,000 project to restore one of the oldest parts of the building, the North Ambulatory.

An architectural masterpiece crafted in the Romanesque style, the Ambulatory dates to the very origins of the 900-year-old Norman Abbey. In this part of the building you will find the tomb of King Edward II and the Memorial Chapel, honouring the County’s war dead. Currently the Cathedral’s most pressing focus for repair, the stonework requires urgent conservation to ensure it is water-tight and weather proof.

For a minimum donation of £25, supporters will be allocated their own stone which will be conserved as a part of the project. In return, they will receive a certificate and a plan showing exactly where it is located. Donors over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to join a scaffolding tour to see up close the work taking place and take in the stunning views.

Much of the restoration will be carried out by the Cathedral’s skilled team of stonemasons which includes two trainees. As part of the project they will design and carve six new gargoyles and eleven pinnacles – restoring one of Gloucester’s most iconic skylines.

Each gargoyle will represent an area of Gloucestershire. It is only the second time in living memory that new gargoyles have been produced for the Cathedral.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said:

“Our ancestors did everything they could to pass the building on in better condition than they found it. This is part of Cathedral’s DNA; each generation leaving its mark, building on the legacy of those who came before to continue inspiring visitors in the future.

The Cathedral is bigger than all of us and we need the help of local people to continue its story. Please consider supporting the appeal: every gift, like every stone, will make a crucial contribution.”

For full information and to make a donation click here.

For further information please contact:

Sonia Bielaszewska
Development Officer
01452 874965
soniab@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 

 

 


 Printable Version
1 | 2  >> 
Gloucester Cathedral to host an ecumenical service
Praying for those affected by cancer
Open Gloucester Cathedral to host an ecumenical service

Auditions for Boy and Girl Choristers
Wed 26 (girls) & Fri 28 (boys) February
Open Auditions for Boy and Girl Choristers

Forget Me Nots for loved ones lost
Thursday 5 to Thursday 26 March
Open Forget Me Nots for loved ones lost

Gloucester Cathedral Yearbook 2020
Now available
Open Gloucester Cathedral Yearbook 2020

Read about our latest vacancy
Gloucester Cathedral Sub-Organist
Open Read about our latest vacancy

Read our latest sermon
2nd Sunday before Lent: Matthew 6:23-34
Open Read our latest sermon

Gloucester Cathedral Receives £80,000 Boost from The Wolfson Foundation
to Save Heritage at Risk
Open Gloucester Cathedral Receives £80,000 Boost from The Wolfson Foundation

Read about our latest vacancy
Gloucester Diocese - Appointment of Chancellor
Open Read about our latest vacancy

Spectacular Light Installation
to Shine Bright for GARAS
Open Spectacular Light Installation

'Freeminer' Gargoyle installed on Gloucester Cathedral
The second of the six new gargoyles takes his place
Open 'Freeminer' Gargoyle installed on Gloucester Cathedral

Spectacular Light Installation to Shine Bright for GARAS
Gloucester Cathedral hosts immersive artwork
Open Spectacular Light Installation to Shine Bright for GARAS

Read Our Latest Sermon
Christ the King: Sunday 24 November 2019
Open Read Our Latest Sermon

​​​​​​​Gloucester Cathedral and The King’s School
Landmark plans for Girl Choristers announced
Open ​​​​​​​Gloucester Cathedral and The King’s School

US Ambassador, Robert Wood Johnson visits Gloucester Cathedral
on Wednesday 20 November
Open US Ambassador, Robert Wood Johnson visits Gloucester Cathedral

Latest Vacancy: Strategic Lead (Admissions, trusts and governance)
Develop church schools & academies
Open Latest Vacancy: Strategic Lead (Admissions, trusts and governance)

Gloucester Cathedral Awarded £40,000 To Train Next Generation of Stonemasons
Awarded generous grants
Open Gloucester Cathedral Awarded £40,000 To Train Next Generation of Stonemasons

Read Our Latest Sermon
Homily at Evensong: Sunday 20 October
Open Read Our Latest Sermon

'Glaaaawster' Gargoyle takes pride of place on Gloucester Cathedral....
Gargoyle hoisted sixty feet to its new home
Open 'Glaaaawster' Gargoyle takes pride of place on Gloucester Cathedral....

Gloucester Cathedral Wins AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Award
The biennial AHI Awards scheme recognises and rewards our heritage interpretation
Open Gloucester Cathedral Wins AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Award

The Cathedral embraces the arts to mark World Mental Health & Homeless Days
Read all about the events
Open The Cathedral embraces the arts to mark World Mental Health & Homeless Days

‘Freeminer’ Gargoyle
Forest of Dean maquette is revealed
Open ‘Freeminer’ Gargoyle

Read our Latest Sermon:
Three Choirs Festival Opening Service
Open Read our Latest Sermon:

Pilgrim's Progress: Read our latest blog
Once more with feeling
Open Pilgrim's Progress: Read our latest blog

‘Glaaaawster’ Gargoyle
Cathedral’s first maquette is unveiled
Open ‘Glaaaawster’ Gargoyle

Walking Rugby Sessions
Gloucester celebrates six month anniversary
Open Walking Rugby Sessions

From Gargoyles to Parapets
Living Stones Appeal Update
Open From Gargoyles to Parapets

Ecclesiastical Sponsors Gloucester Cathedral Gargoyle
May 2019
Open Ecclesiastical Sponsors Gloucester Cathedral Gargoyle

Cathedral Sleepover Raises over £14,000
for Gloucester’s Homeless
Open Cathedral Sleepover Raises over £14,000

Read our Latest Sermon: Easter 3
Finding a New Normal - 5 May 2019
Open Read our Latest Sermon: Easter 3

Pilgrim's Progress: Read our latest blog
The Wood, The Trees & The Carbon Footprints
Open Pilgrim's Progress: Read our latest blog

Showcase Video
Your Cathedral as you've never seen it before
Open Showcase Video

Children’s Church begins new year at Gloucester Cathedral
Sun 13 Jan 10.15am
Open Children’s Church begins new year at Gloucester Cathedral

Mypower wins National Award
Cathedral Solar Panels are shining brightly...
Open Mypower wins National Award

Hyett Family Burial Vault Unearthed
during archaeological investigations
Open Hyett Family Burial Vault Unearthed

Project Pilgrim awarded £360,000 Grant
Summerfield Charitable Trust Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Open Project Pilgrim awarded £360,000 Grant

Pilgrim News
Gloucester Cathedral blessed with new solar panels
Open Pilgrim News

History in the making
Gloucester Cathedral recruits Girl Choristers
Open History in the making

HLF Awards £4.16M
Gloucester Cathedral celebrates Project Pilgrim success!
Open HLF Awards £4.16M

Pilgrim's Progress
Read our latest Blog: Open for business
Open Pilgrim's Progress

Cathedral Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017
Last two places remaining
Open Cathedral Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017

1 | 2   


Visit England logo Green-Tourism logo Cotswolds.com logo trip advisor link Arocha Eco Church logo