Voices of the Metropolitan Cathedral

Voices of the Metropolitan Cathedral

Discover a range of memorable anecdotes and memories from the Metropolitan Cathedral's rich heritage!

Voices of the Metropolitan Cathedral is a fascinating audio trail that lets listeners discover a range of memorable anecdotes and memories from the Metropolitan Cathedrals rich heritage to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.  As part of the Jubilee celebrations, METRO-BOULOT-DODO has created a fascinating audio project in partnership with the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Voices of The Met Cathedral is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project that recorded 50 interviews with 50 members of the public to capture a variety of momentous occasions that have taken place at the Cathedral. The result is a fascinating listening post trail covering the following themes:


A Modernist Cathedral in 1967: What did people think about this modernist structure appearing at the end of Hope Street in 1967? Lots of people had an opinion, whether they loved it or loathed it.

Opening Celebrations: Thousands attended or took part in the opening ceremony and the cultural programme that followed. Whether singing in the choir or choreographing a dance, there are so many memories from this chapter in the Cathedral’s history.

Summer Of Love: The Metropolitan Cathedral opened in May 1967, the so called Summer of Love. Sgt Pepper and The Mersey Sound were both released in 1967. We discover more about this exciting time in Liverpool and beyond.

The Papal Visit: John Paul II visited Liverpool in 1982, walking from the Anglican Cathedral to the Metropolitan Cathedral. This infamous occasion was just one year after the Toxteth Riots. Hear memories from this turbulent time, and the effect of the Pope’s visit to Liverpool.

The Cathedral Today: The Metropolitan Cathedral is an iconic landmark on Liverpool’s skyline. A modernist Structure that can still divide opinion. What are people thoughts on its design in 2017?


From 3 July – 3 September, a listening post will be located at the venues below during opening hours:

1: BBC Radio Merseyside

2: Waterstones

3: Cass Art

4: Liverpool ONE Information Centre

5: Liverpool Museum