Here are some FAQs
What are the Disabled Access facilities at the Cathedral ?
A staircase and lift situated in the lower porch provide access to the Cathedral from the underground car park to Cathedral level. These are both accessible from the car park. Externally there is a sloping path through the garden. The entrance to this path is via a gate at the pavement end of the car park approach road.
The Crypt is accessible via a lift situated in the Rotunda sited to the right of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (underneath the pipes of the Grand Organ).
Accessible toilets can be found in the lower porch and at Crypt level also.
Wheelchairs are available.
A loop system is fitted in the Cathedral and in the Crypt Chapel.
Large type service sheets are avilable at Sunday services and all choral services and special services.Cathedral Accessibility Policy
Are there parking facilities ?
There is an underground car park which is open to all visitors from 7.30am – 6.00pm daily. There are also spaces for disabled drivers which are clearly marked.
Parking charges are £1.00 for 1 hour; £2.00 for 2 hours; £5.00 all day to 6.00pm.
The height restriction for the Cathedral Car Park is 7 foot 6 inches.
Is photography permitted inside the cathedral ?
Yes, but not during Services. Photography is not permitted in the Crypt.
Can we be married at the Cathedral ?
Owing to the large number of requests we have from couples wishing to get married at the Cathedral, it is necessary that at least one of the parties – who is also a Catholic – must reside within the Cathedral Parish. The parish area comprises approximately one to two square miles in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. If a couple satisfies this residence criterion they should then contact Ms Claire Hanlon to discuss their wedding arrangements further. Please call 0151 709 9222.
Can we get our baby baptised at the Cathedral ?
For further details about baptisms at the Cathedral please telephone Ms Claire Hanlon on 0151 709 9222.
When and what time is the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) given at the Cathedral ?
Confession is heard directly after the 12.15pm Mass in the Crypt, Monday – Friday.
Please note that when there is a Requiem Mass at 12.15pm confessions are not heard.
Confession is heard on Saturdays from 11.00am – 12noon and 3.30pm – 4.30pm in the Cathedral.
How much does it cost to enter a name in the Golden Book of Remembrance ?
The usual offering is £10. See Golden Book of Remembrance