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“The Building of the Cathedral” by Philip Harrison

Gibberd Room

Saturday 13th May 2017, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

The Cathedral Friends are delighted to welcome Philip Harrison to give a fascinating and informal first hand account of the construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

After many false starts, Liverpool finally gained its second and iconic Cathedral in 1967, when the completed building that we see today was consecrated.   Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd (1908-1984) it expressed the new liturgy being reformulated by the Second Vatican Council.

Philip Harrison was closely involved in the design and construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral. After gaining a Diploma at the Leeds School of Architecture he joined the London based architectural practice of Frederick Gibberd as his personal assistant – working on the detailed design of the Cathedral.  Between 1964 and 1968 he was Resident Site Architect during the construction.

This talk will include personal anecdotes of events during the construction period from an architect deeply involved in one of Liverpool’s most spectacular and iconic buildings.

Not to be missed!

Tickets are priced at £10.00, which includes free parking and refreshments.
Call 0151 709 9222 or email to book.