Blessing of new Cathedral entranceMonday 8th July 2019
On Saturday 6 July, Bishop John was joined by parishioners as he unveiled the new north entrance and piazza at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Salford.
Bishop John welcomed those who joined him to mark the occasion as he cut the ribbon and blessed the area following a Saturday night Mass.
The new entrance, which is just one element of a major restoration and repair project at the Cathedral, will replace the west door as the main entrance to the Cathedral.
Since 1852, St John’s Cathedral has been at the centre of Catholic celebrations in Salford and Manchester, and is also a thriving parish in its own right.
It is hoped that the development will open up further opportunities to improve access to the Cathedral in the future in line with Vision 2023, which aims to sustain the heritage of the building ahead of the 175th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral is open all day, and visitors are invited to pop in and find their own bit of sanctuary in the city.