Canterbury Cathedral has been awarded a major grant by Viridor Credits in order to carry out essential repair work to the South Quire Tribune roof and Quire gutters.
Viridor Credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
The roof work which is scheduled to begin in April, will ensure that the fabric of the 12th century Quire remains a safe and accessible environment for worshippers; for local, national and international musicians to perform in; and for the one million people who visit annually.
Director of Works, Mark Sharratt said: “We are hugely grateful for the generous donation made by Viridor Credits which will enable the Cathedral to carry out vital repairs to the Quire roof.
Canterbury Cathedral relies on donations such as this to protect its precious fabric and to conserve and maintain its 1,400 year legacy of social and architectural history.”
Once completed the work will allow the Cathedral to continue to welcome future generations to join the creative community within the safe and weather-tight historic Quire.
Gareth Williams, Operations manager for Viridor Credits said “It’s vitally important to protect and conserve our wonderful heritage. Viridor Credits is excited to, once again, be involved with the great work being carried out at Canterbury Cathedral.”