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Birmingham Cathedral given £500,000 for 'vital repairs'

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Image caption Lighting and wiring will be replaced at the cathedral

Birmingham Cathedral has been awarded £500,000 to carry out "vital repairs"

The 300-year-old Anglican cathedral will use the funding to help replace "obsolete lighting and wiring systems".

The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, said: "[This] means that we can improve the facilities that we offer to everyone who comes to the cathedral."

The money comes from the £20m First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.

Nearby St Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral received £227,000 from the same fund in October 2014.

Birmingham Cathedral

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Image caption The stained glass windows were removed during World War Two
  • St Philip's parish church was built in 1715
  • The Grade I listed building is in the English Baroque style
  • It became a cathedral in 1905 when a new Diocese of Birmingham was created
  • The stained glass windows were designed by Edward Burne-Jones
  • The building was hit by an incendiary bomb in October 1940 and extensively damaged

Source: Birmingham Cathedral

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