The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Hard-up cathedrals are begging for expert volunteers to come to the rescue and save England’s crumbling national treasures.
The Association of English Cathedrals is looking for ‘competent and experienced’ volunteers as around half of their 42 Anglican cathedrals are in dire financial straits.
Durham Cathedral, among the UK’s most iconic buildings, is running to a deficit of about £500,000 a year.Facebook
Cathedrals are visited by more than 10 million people each year and are seeing a surprising spike in attendance for regular services. However, many struggle to pay vast maintenance costs with some buildings almost 1,000 years old.
The army of volunteers will form a ‘cathedral projects support panel’, according to the Times, and will advice bosses and deans on business plans, renovations and expansions. The professions needed includes architects, financiers, retail managers, IT consultants, archaeologists and engineers, all of whom will be unpaid although there is a £10,000 fundpost was originally published on this site