Rochester Cathedral Pinnacle Project
Can you help us raise money to repair a 19th Century stone pinnacle?
Rochester Cathedral needs to raise £240,000 for immediate repairs to a Bath stone pinnacle above the Cathedral library. From a casual glance at ground level, there is nothing obviously wrong with the stonework, but the Cathedral architect, in carrying out his regular major survey of the Cathedral’s fabric, has identified this structure as at risk of imminent collapse. If it did so, it would almost certainly severely damage the roof of the 12th century, which has just been reopened to great acclaim after our recent major refurbishment project.
On the evening of the Nave Dinner in October, it was announced that we have received a pledge of £100,000 towards this project which gets us off to a cracking start. This comes with a condition that we have to raise the balance before the end of next March. Within Rochester Cathedral Trust, work is underway into applying to a wide range of trusts and foundations for funding, but time is very short and that is why we need to find more donations to help us fill the gap. If all goes well and we raise the money, we should be in a position to undertake the work next year and you will be able to see for yourself how the project has played its part in ensuring the survival of this special place and everything it stands for.
If you feel able to contribute, please donate below, contact Lynne Bax in The Development Office 01634 810074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org