Liverpool Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral of Liverpool, England, built on St. James' Mount in the centre of the city. It is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. It is the fifth largest Cathedral in the world.
The Anglican cathedral is one of the two cathedrals in the city. The
other, the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, is
situated about half a mile to the north. The cathedrals are linked by
Hope Street, which takes its name from William Hope, a local merchant
whose house stood on the site now occupied by the Philhamonic Hall,
and was named long before either cathedral was built
Liverpool Cathedral bells
At 219 ft (67 m) above floor level, the bells of Liverpool Cathedral are the highest and heaviest ringing peal in the world. There are 13 bells, named the Bartlett Bells after Thomas Bartlett (d September 4, 1912). Bartlett was a native of Liverpool who bequeathed the funding. They weigh a total of 16.5 tons and are grouped in a circle around the great 14.5 ton bourdon bell. The bells vary in size and note from the comparatively light 9cwt treble to the tenor weighing 82cwt (over 4 tons). The 13th bell (sharp 2nd) is extra to the main peal, and its purpose is to make possible ringing in a correct octave in a lighter key. All 13 bells were cast by bellfounders Mears & Stainbank of Whitechapel in London. The initial letters of the inscriptions on the 13 bells spell out the name “Thomas Bartlett” (from tenor to treble).
The bourdon bell "Great George" was cast by Taylors of Loughborough and at 14 tons 10cwt is the second only to "Great Paul" of St Paul's Cathedral in London. "Great George", named in the memory of King George V, is hung in a pendant position and is sounded by means of a counter-balanced clapper.