Cathedrals' Workshop Fellowship reveals twelfth member
Lichfield Cathedral, the only Medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK, has joined eleven other institutions including York Minster and Westminster Abbey to become a member of Cathedrals' Workshop Fellowship (CWF).
Currently, Lichfield Cathedral is creating a works department and workshop facility within its grounds and this has been made possible thanks to support from the Hamish Ogston Foundation (HOF) and its Craft Training Programme – which has committed £3.5m to the training of craftspeople across the UK. As a result, Lichfield Cathedral will train two stonemasons.
Frances Cambrook, Executive Director of CWF said: "The Cathedrals' Workshop Fellowships (CWF) is delighted to welcome Lichfield Cathedral as our twelfth member at this exciting time for both our organisations. As we witness a significant nationwide effort in the sustainable conservation of historic buildings and the acquisition and retention of craft skills, Lichfield's inclusion is a testament to the collective dedication to preserving our rich heritage."