Restoration work at Lichfield Cathedral has benefited from a £5,000 donation from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity and £1,000 from the Province of Staffordshire, as well as money raised by individual local lodges.
Repairs to the windows at the eastern end of the cathedral, known as the Lady Chapel, are costing more than £4 million. The medieval stained glass has been taken away for restoration, the stone work repaired and an outer layer of isothermal glass has been installed, but the costs still have to be covered. On the cathedral’s south side is a statue of Godfroi de Bouillon, erected by masons in 1890 for £35.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has also donated £5,000 each to Exeter and Salisbury cathedrals.
HELPING HAND FOR LICHFIELD CATHEDRALFriday, 16 September 2011
Published in Provinces, Districts & Groups