In October, Carlisle Cathedral became the first cathedral in The Church of England to become a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Edith McColgan, Chief Operating Officer, said:
“We are delighted to be the first cathedral to successfully be awarded charitable status, and are extremely proud of our dedicated staff, volunteers and advisers: without whose detailed and tireless work it would not have been possible.”
Interim Dean, Canon Michael Manley said:
“We welcome the additional accountability that the Charity Commission will bring; and we are excited to use this new status to renew and enhance our commitment as a Praying, Cherishing and Transforming community for the County and Diocese that we serve.”
This is a wonderful achievement as we come to the end of our year o
f celebrating the Cathedral’s 900th anniversary. Upcoming events at the Cathedral include ‘Across the Sea and Along the Wall’, an evening lecture with author and archaeologist Max Adams, on Saturday 12th November and ‘The BIG 900 Anniversary Quiz’ in The Cathedral Café on Wednesday 7th December.