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Cash-Strapped Cathedral Cashes In

Bradford Cathedral has announced that it has received a grant of £118,000 from the Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund.

The Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund (a partnership between the Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England) has granted Bradford Cathedral £118,000, the largest single grant in the year's allocation. The money will be used towards upgrading the external pointing on the main cathedral building.

The Very Revd. Dr. David Ison, Dean of the Cathedral, said "I need hardly say how grateful we are for this grant and how privileged we feel to receive the award. This is going to be so helpful in enabling us to conserve the Cathedral for future generations.

"The grant recognises the importance of cathedrals for their communities and, together with the support given to Wakefield, is a vote of confidence in the future of all the cathedrals in Yorkshire".

Work on the Cathedral is expected to begin in the Spring and will take several months to complete.

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