Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Communion has a suffered so much neglect over the years that without significant repairs, it’s in danger of being forced to close large sections of the Cathedral for safety reasons.
An article on the situation reports that an effort is now underway to finish raising the nearly 50 million pounds (roughly 75 million dollars) that will be needed to repair the present damage.
From Ekklesia comes a quote from by “Save Canterbury Cathedral Appeal” p.r. manager Shelley Nye:
“As from now, we’re widening the appeal to include big business throughout the United Kingdom, tourist boards and private companies and we will soon be making an appeal to English Heritage for funds allocated to it by the National Lottery.”
The Cathedral Appeal website, www.savecanterburycathedral.com, has a great deal more information about what needs to be done and the appeal itself.