St Paul's Cathedral joins the Cathedrals' Workshop Fellowship

St. Paul’s Cathedral was announced as the newest member of the Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship (CWF).  It joins twelve other institutions to be part of the Fellowship including Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Salisbury, Westminster Abbey, Winchester, Worcester and York Minster.

During a visit to the London landmark, Clare Howcutt-Kelly of Stone Specialist talked to Rebecca Thompson – who became director of property at St Paul's in 2023 – about her plans to establish a new workshop facility in order to preserve heritage skills and encourage a more diverse team. 

On CWF's website, Frances Cambrook, the executive director of CWF said: “We are thrilled to welcome St. Paul’s Cathedral as our newest member. This collaboration exemplifies a joint commitment to sustainable conservation and the preservation of essential craft skills, ensuring the longevity of our architectural heritage. Both organisations are privileged to be working together and we can only strengthen the commitment to craft training and architectural conservation in our shared vision.”