Friends enjoy a visit to Holy Trinity Boar Lane and Leeds Cathedral

In 2024 Leeds Cathedral is celebrating the centenary of its consecration in 1924, though the actual building had been completed 20 years earlier. As the YHCT gave a grant of £4,000 towards masonry repairs in 2022, 25 Friends were kindly invited to a visit the Cathedral on Thursday 6 June, and took the opportunity to have a look around Holy Trinity on Boar Lane too.

Leeds Cathedral is a Grade II* Listed Building, completed in 1904. It is one of 22 Catholic Cathedrals in England & Wales, and is widely recognised as an outstanding example of Arts & Crafts architecture and design. Friends enjoyed a talk about the history of the Cathedral and atour of the interior looking at the art and architecture in more detail and explaining the results of the major restoration and reordering caried out in 2005-6.

Friends enjoying refreshments in Wheeler Hall, the Cathedral’s conference centre which opened in 2003.

YHCT Friend Pauline Howden said: “Many thanks for organising such a wonderful visit to two very different and interesting churches. The Catholic Cathedral is a beautiful building. It was good to have the talk about the building and it’s history. Being able to listen to the organ was an amazing treat. We enjoyed our day very much.”