Truro Cathedral has begun a £3.2 million appeal to repair its roof. The Cathedral is asking for people to 'Sign a Slate'. Sixty thousand of them are needed to restore the roof and each one will record the donor's name. for the hundred years or more the restored roof should last. The Cathedral already has a Government grant of half a million pounds towards the project. The work is expected to take five years.
An appeal has begun to raise £3.2 million to repair the roof of Truro Cathedral.
The existing roof has been in place since 1908 - and the Dean of truro says the repair work is urgent.
The Cathedral received a £500,000 Government grant towards the project - but needs to raise the rest of the money itself.
The work will be done in three stages - the first will begin this summer.
Officials at Truro Cathedral have issued an urgent message to the public to make it clear that they are still open.
They are worried that many visitors think that the cathedral was closed following the recent fall of stone pillar during the storms. Although nearby Wilkes Walk is closed from High Cross to the Cathedral Green for public safetym the cathedral is definitely open.
Colin Reid, Cathedral Communications Officer said, “The cathedral, its shop and restaurant are all open and we’ve moved the ramp access for wheelchairs from by the shop to the front of the cathedral.
Whether you are coming for worship, a bite to eat in the restaurant or a browse in the shop, we are definitely open and waiting to welcome you to Cornwall’s cathedral.”
The work of a man who's on a crusade to help artists in Cornwall has gone on display at Truro Cathedral. Colin Brown was appointed by the Bishop of Truro to reach out to the artistic community. He says many feel lonely and isolated.
He's set up a series of discussion groups to help them. One artist told us it's helped to turn his life round.
While in Truro, Archbishop Justin Welby said it was vital for the church to help those who are less well-off.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been in Cornwall just days before his enthronement.
He met schoolchildren in Truro and then walked to the cathedral. He said it was important for the church to focus on issues which affected people in everyday life.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will visit Truro Cathedral this morning.
The Right Reverend Justin Welby is making a national 'journey in prayer' before his enthronement on 21 March. He will be welcomed by local school children who will sing for him.
Truro Cathedral is celebrating the 125 years since it held its first service.
The Cathedral is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks but it is also one of the newest.
To celebrate the anniversary, a party will be held in the Nave between 11am and 3pm, followed by a Songs of Praise service.
One of Cornwall's most distinctive landmarks is celebrating its 125th anniversary this weekend. A free all day party will be held in Truro Cathedral to mark its first service. The first foundation stones of the Cathedral were laid in 1880. Kathy Wardle has been looking back over its history