The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
Photograph taken September 2002 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 17745/21

In 1960, architects worldwide were invited to design a Roman Catholic Cathedral for Liverpool. They had to design a building which would cost no more than one million pounds. The winning design, by Sir Frederick Gibberd was completed in 1967. It was built over the crypt from an earlier and much more grandiose, traditional design. This was started but abandoned after the cost grew to £27 million. The modern nature of this design was very controversial at the time.

Location

Merseyside Liverpool

Period

1960s (1960 - 1969)

Tags

1960s (1960 - 1969) architecture design cathedral church religion faith aerial view 2000s (2000 - 2009)