Revealing the hidden treasures of this Cathedral
Mather & Co developed a new HLF-funded interpretative scheme at Sheffield’s Grade II* listed Roman Catholic Cathedral that reveals the heritage and treasures hidden in the building. The project restored and interpreted Victorian tilework, the Lewis organ and rare 15th century alabaster tablets as well as providing visitors and worshippers with a wealth of historic information. The tablets were discovered in 2012 after being forgotten for decades and were displayed as part of this project for the first time in the cathedral’s cloister. Other exhibit stations around the cathedral floor work as an interpretative trail of the building’s rich heritage and blend seamlessly into the fabric.
Father Christopher Posluszny, Dean of St Marie’s Cathedral, said: “The whole community of St Marie’s is absolutely delighted with the Heritage Lottery Fund’s grant, which will allow us to share with the people of Sheffield and further afield wonderful stories and objects that have been hidden until now.”
Dean of Cathedral Church of St. Marie