Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of
Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop
The cathedral is based on a design by Giles Gilbert Scott.
The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 207
yards (189 m) making it the longest cathedral in the world. With a height of 331
feet (101 m) it is also one of the world's tallest non-spired church buildings
and the third-tallest structure in the city of Liverpool. The cathedral has been
designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
At 67 m (220
ft) above floor level, the bells of Liverpool Cathedral are the highest and
heaviest ringing peal in the world. The organ, built by Henry Willis & Sons, is
the largest pipe organ in the UK with two five-manual consoles, 10,268 pipes and
a trompette militaire.
The Cathedral is open daily all year round from
8:00 am to 6:00 pm (except Christmas Day when it closes to the public at 3 pm),
and regular services are held every day of the week. The building also plays
host to a wide range of events and special services including concerts,
exhibitions, recitals and graduation ceremonies. The entry to the Cathedral is