Cathedral redundancies after fall in donations

Six staff have been made redundant at Gloucester Cathedral after a fall in donations.

The Dean and Chapter were forced to make the redundancies to save £120,000 a year. Two were compulsory and four voluntary.

Whilst we have more people coming to worship, they've got less money so they're able to give us less money.

– The Dean, Very Reverend Stephen Lake

Tens of thousands of people visit the 900 year old building every year. It was described by poet John Betjeman as the sixth most beautiful building in Europe and has been used as a set for filming scenes in the Harry Potter films and Doctor Who.

The Dean said entry fees will not be introduced saying it would be a "fallacy" to think it would solve the problem.