We are sad to report the death of Tilly, the Cathedral cat. The friendly feline, who was ten years old, had lived at the Cathedral for many years.
Tilly had moved to the Precincts with her owners several years ago, she was, however, somewhat of a free spirit and had happily ventured beyond the garden wall and made the Works department, Cathedral shop and Security Office her home.
She could often be found by Christ Church Gate ensuring that she was the first face of welcome for millions of Cathedral visitors.
A very sociable and content cat – she was adored by the staff and volunteers at the Cathedral.
She will be missed by us all. RIP Tilly.