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The current Cathedral building was started in 1084 and has its fair share of treasures. The Cathedral is committed to the upkeep of the fabric of the building both inside and out, and is offering the opportunity to adopt a piece of its history to help support the on-going conservation and running costs.

Ideas for adopting a piece of history include the beautiful and vibrant coloured stained glass windows in the Medieval Cloister that show the history of the country, the city and the Cathedral through many famous historical people. These include early Christian pilgrims and saints, numerous heroes and heroines, kings and queens and including some not to saintly characters, such as King John! †

Ethelflaeda, Lady of Mercia, daughter of King Alfred the Great, is amongst those remembered in the windows. She and her husband AEthelred fortified Worcester and granted the Cathedral rights of lordship over the city.

The Cathedrals stained glass windows along with carved animals, angels and dragons portrayed in the stonework and in the carvings in the Quire are all treasures that can be adopted.

A catalogue of all the items can be found here. Those adopting a piece of history will get a presentation pack which includes a photo of the chosen item, a certificate of adoption and a dedication in the Cathedrals donorís book, which will include the opportunity to make a dedication to commemorate a special event, anniversary or in memory of a loved one.

Adopting a piece of history prices start from £25 and go up to £500. For more information visit the Cathedral website or email development@worcestercathedral.org.uk or phone on 01905 732946.

Click here to view the catalogue

Click here to download a leaflet

Click here to download a form

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