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Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral was built by the people of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.  

To build a Cathedral, particularly on the scale of the original Lutyens design, requires a large amount of money and the Catholics of the north west who although many had little to give, rallied round immediately.  In 1928 just six years after Archbishop Keating first started the fund, it stood at £122,000.  It was in the 1920s that the Golden Book was established where benefactors make a donation to the Cathedral and have their name or the names of their families and friends inscribed in the Golden Book and are remembered at Mass celebrated in the Cathedral.

The Golden Book remains open today.  The first name inscribed was that of Archbishop Richard Downey who served from 1928 to 1953 and so far, there are 17 bound volumes containing 460,000 names.

To donate to the Golden Book contact The Golden Book Office, Cathedral House, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TQ.  Tel: 0151 707 2107.  Email: t.lundbeck@metcathedral.org.uk  The Golden Book Office in the Cathedral is open from 10.00 am to 1.15 pm and 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The Golden Book