Sir Edward welcomes grant for ‘pearl of our county’

The Very Rev Philip Buckler, Dean, with Sir Edward Leigh MP, a member of the Cathedral Council, atop Lincoln Cathedral in 2011. EMN-150520-181334001
The Very Rev Philip Buckler, Dean, with Sir Edward Leigh MP, a member of the Cathedral Council, atop Lincoln Cathedral in 2011. EMN-150520-181334001

Sir Edward Leigh, the 
Conservative MP for Gainsborough, has welcomed the announcement of a Development Grant for 
Lincoln Cathedral backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“Lincoln Cathedral is the great pearl of our county, and was once one of the major pilgrimage sites of all Europe as well as the tallest building in the world,” said Sir Edward, who sits on the cathedral’s council.

“The Development Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will move the Lincoln Cathedral Connected project into the next stage, addressing vital conservation needs, 
providing employment opportunities, and strengthening the links between the 
Cathedral and the community at large.”

“I commend the Dean, Chapter and staff for all the care and concern they’ve put into this latest success,” added Sir Edward.

Lincoln Cathedral Connected is a £16million project which will transform the 
Cathedral’s visitor and community offer.

The project plans to undertake essential conservation works, including to the iconic West Front, help people to explore the Cathedral’s treasures and improve the experience of visitors, as well as offering employment and volunteering opportunities.

To find out more contact Anne Irving on 01522 561613 or Connected@LincolnCathedral.com.