Delight as Bradford Cathedral is given £190,000 grant for crucial repairs

Bradford Cathedral.

Reverend Canon Sam Corley, outside Bradford Cathedral.

Reverend Canon Sam Corley, in Bradford Cathedral where part of the roof is to be repaired with government funding.

Reverend Canon Sam Corley with the weathervane that is being repaired.

First published in News

BRADFORD Cathedral is to receive £190,000 towards vital repair work from the First World War Centenary Cathedral fund, announced by the Government yesterday.

An initial £5million of funding will see 22 cathedrals across England benefit in the first round of grants, allowing work such as fixing leaking roofs, repairing stained glass, and replacing stonework to be carried out.

The aim of the programme is to prevent further deterioration to the historic buildings, keeping them safe and accessible to the public.

The grant provided to Bradford Cathedral will allow for urgent repairs to the roofs and timberwork to take place.

A total of £20 million was set aside by the Chancellor, George Osbourne, in the 2014 Budget, with the next round of funding allocations closing in September, and the final round closing in January 2015.

The Very Reverand Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford, said: "When the Chancellor announced in March that this pot of £20 million was available for cathedrals, we were keen to submit our application.

"We are now delighted to be in receipt of this grant of £190,000 for essential repairs.

"This grant will be used to undertake high level repairs to the roof and timberwork at the cathedral following the 2013 quinquennial inspection.

"Looking after ancient buildings is both a privilege and, at times, an expensive responsibility.

"Visitors to the cathedral will know that we care deeply for this medieval building and want to look after it as best we can.

"This grant solves our immediate repair bills on the cathedral building and we are hugely grateful."

The repair fund was set up in recognition of the powerful symbol cathedrals play in Britain’s history, as well as the significant role they will play when the nation comes together to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Sir Paul Ruddock, chairman of the fund's expert panel, and chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, said he was "delighted" to be able to award the first round of grants.

“Spanning over 1,000 years of architectural history and housing many treasures, cathedrals are a hugely important part of England’s heritage," he said.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We are ensuring these magnificent buildings are preserved for future generations so they continue to serve their communities and congregations.

“This fund is just one part of the Government’s preparations to ensure the UK is ready to remember and mark the heroic sacrifice so many made a century ago.”

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8:50am Fri 11 Jul 14

collos25 says...

Why are we giving tax payers money to one of richest organisations in the world. Very few people go to church it may have been ok in the 15th century but educated people do not believe in fairy stories anymore.
Why are we giving tax payers money to one of richest organisations in the world. Very few people go to church it may have been ok in the 15th century but educated people do not believe in fairy stories anymore. collos25
  • Score: -3

9:24am Fri 11 Jul 14

pcmanners says...

The state should have nothing to do with religion of any kind. Churches, mosques, synagogues and the like should be organised on a profit making basis by selling tickets to their services.
The state should have nothing to do with religion of any kind. Churches, mosques, synagogues and the like should be organised on a profit making basis by selling tickets to their services. pcmanners
  • Score: 3

9:33am Fri 11 Jul 14

piltdownman says...

collos25 wrote:
Why are we giving tax payers money to one of richest organisations in the world. Very few people go to church it may have been ok in the 15th century but educated people do not believe in fairy stories anymore.
Don't you believe it. All over Bradford people are going without food because they believe allah, or whoever, gave this Mohammed chappie a magic carpet so he could fly from Mecca to Jerusalem overnight.

People are capable of believing any kind of rubbish in the name of religion.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Why are we giving tax payers money to one of richest organisations in the world. Very few people go to church it may have been ok in the 15th century but educated people do not believe in fairy stories anymore.[/p][/quote]Don't you believe it. All over Bradford people are going without food because they believe allah, or whoever, gave this Mohammed chappie a magic carpet so he could fly from Mecca to Jerusalem overnight. People are capable of believing any kind of rubbish in the name of religion. piltdownman
  • Score: 14

9:41am Fri 11 Jul 14

ChanningCross says...

This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford
This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford ChanningCross
  • Score: 1

9:45am Fri 11 Jul 14

Tyrelleon says...

ChanningCross wrote:
This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford
I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.
[quote][p][bold]ChanningCross[/bold] wrote: This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford[/p][/quote]I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north. Tyrelleon
  • Score: -5

10:28am Fri 11 Jul 14

JAtkinson says...

Tyrelleon wrote:
ChanningCross wrote:
This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford
I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.
I really wouldn't be quite so gushing but it is good to see positive comments on a positive story. I hope that Tyrelleon is right but I think it's take more than this to turn Bradford around... but maybe the shoots of recovery are here.
[quote][p][bold]Tyrelleon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChanningCross[/bold] wrote: This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford[/p][/quote]I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.[/p][/quote]I really wouldn't be quite so gushing but it is good to see positive comments on a positive story. I hope that Tyrelleon is right but I think it's take more than this to turn Bradford around... but maybe the shoots of recovery are here. JAtkinson
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10:48am Fri 11 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

The Cathedral attracts visitors, which is good, but as has been said. The Church are rich, they just prefer to hoard their wealth and rely on others to fork out for stuff.

look what they did to this poor couple http://www.theguardi
an.com/money/2009/se
p/28/glebe-farm-chur
ch-bill-sale

I'd say that is the least Christian thing I have seen, the fact they were happy to ruin someone life by presenting them with a bill for £230,000 due to an ancient law. Religion or all types is corrupt, immoral and despicable. The sooner it is banned the better.
The Cathedral attracts visitors, which is good, but as has been said. The Church are rich, they just prefer to hoard their wealth and rely on others to fork out for stuff. look what they did to this poor couple http://www.theguardi an.com/money/2009/se p/28/glebe-farm-chur ch-bill-sale I'd say that is the least Christian thing I have seen, the fact they were happy to ruin someone life by presenting them with a bill for £230,000 due to an ancient law. Religion or all types is corrupt, immoral and despicable. The sooner it is banned the better. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 3

12:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Freddy Elliot says...

Tyrelleon wrote:
ChanningCross wrote:
This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford
I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.
You're right about the mecca bit.
[quote][p][bold]Tyrelleon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChanningCross[/bold] wrote: This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford[/p][/quote]I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.[/p][/quote]You're right about the mecca bit. Freddy Elliot
  • Score: 3

3:13pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Freddy Elliot wrote:
Tyrelleon wrote:
ChanningCross wrote:
This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford
I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.
You're right about the mecca bit.
What's bingo got to do with it? :)
[quote][p][bold]Freddy Elliot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tyrelleon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChanningCross[/bold] wrote: This is such good news for Bradford. Along with the City Parck, the Odeon redevelopment, the new office blocks, and the underground shops the city is becoming soooo much better. We should be grateful for all the effort our hard working Council is putting into regenerating Bradford, especially Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who is responsible for most of the good things happening in Bradford[/p][/quote]I do so agree. Our hard working Council has turned Bradford round as the cathedral grant and the new enterprise zone shows. These days it's all good for Bradford. Councillor Green is to be congratulated on his successes and business acumen in attracting money to what will soon be the Mecca of the north.[/p][/quote]You're right about the mecca bit.[/p][/quote]What's bingo got to do with it? :) Bone_idle18
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

bcfc1903 says...

Brilliant news, what a great building Bradford Cathedral is, absolutely fantastic that repairs can be made to the roof and timbers. A worthy cause backed by the government, well done to all who were involved in giving and getting this money!!!!
Brilliant news, what a great building Bradford Cathedral is, absolutely fantastic that repairs can be made to the roof and timbers. A worthy cause backed by the government, well done to all who were involved in giving and getting this money!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: -1

9:05pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
The Cathedral attracts visitors, which is good, but as has been said. The Church are rich, they just prefer to hoard their wealth and rely on others to fork out for stuff.

look what they did to this poor couple http://www.theguardi

an.com/money/2009/se

p/28/glebe-farm-chur

ch-bill-sale

I'd say that is the least Christian thing I have seen, the fact they were happy to ruin someone life by presenting them with a bill for £230,000 due to an ancient law. Religion or all types is corrupt, immoral and despicable. The sooner it is banned the better.
The fact that you read the Guardian says all that we need to know.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: The Cathedral attracts visitors, which is good, but as has been said. The Church are rich, they just prefer to hoard their wealth and rely on others to fork out for stuff. look what they did to this poor couple http://www.theguardi an.com/money/2009/se p/28/glebe-farm-chur ch-bill-sale I'd say that is the least Christian thing I have seen, the fact they were happy to ruin someone life by presenting them with a bill for £230,000 due to an ancient law. Religion or all types is corrupt, immoral and despicable. The sooner it is banned the better.[/p][/quote]The fact that you read the Guardian says all that we need to know. Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: 0

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