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24 April 2015

Glasgow Cathedral statement

Our statement on Glasgow Cathedral and our decision on whether to charge admission prices.

Following months of positive discussions with the Cathedral community about alternative means of raising funds to invest in the building, we have decided to suspend plans to introduce admission charges to Glasgow Cathedral. Incidentally, this would only have applied to visitors and would not have affected worshippers.

The costs of running the building are however considerable – in excess of £500,000 a year – which the church currently makes no contribution to, unlike other places of worship across the country. We are currently in advanced discussions with the Cathedral community about what fair contribution could be made, specifically to cover some of the costs of the pastoral use of the building.