Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. The Grade II* Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool’s many listed buildings. To distinguish it from the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, locals call it the “Catholic Cathedral.” Nicknames for the building include “Paddy’s Wigwam”, “The Pope’s Launching Pad”, and “The Mersey Funnel”.
The cathedral’s architect, Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1853, 1933, and 1953, but none were completed.
I do hope a visit to our website will give you a taste of the luminous beauty and spiritual atmosphere of this remarkable cathedral church and afford a flavour of our Cathedral’s sacred life.
The largest Catholic cathedral in England, the Metropolitan Cathedral together with its sister Cathedral at the other end of Hope Street plays an important part in the life of the City of Liverpool and Merseyside.
Whether you come here for a service, event or a visit I can assure you of a warm welcome in the name of Christ which will give strength and encouragement in your daily life.