Cash grant for Sheffield’s Catholic cathedral

St Maries Catholic Cathedral in Sheffield
St Maries Catholic Cathedral in Sheffield
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Sheffield’s Catholic Cathedral - the Cathedral Church of St Marie - has been awarded £270,528 to carry out essential repairs.

The money is from a £20 million fund Government pot announced in the Budget to maintain cathedrals in recognition of the role they will play in First World War remembrance events.

Some 31 cathedrals have received a share of £8 million in the latest round of grants.

Chancellor George Osborne said: “Many Britons will have visited a cathedral this summer to attend a remembrance service marking the Great War, and this £8 million grant, part of £20 million I announced at the last Budget, will ensure that these beautiful and historic buildings remain much-loved places of worship and remembrance for another century to come.”