I was reading of the needful situation at Canterbury Cathedral. It’s not going to shut down, though. Spokesperson Christopher Robinson:
The Germans didn’t force us to close Canterbury Cathedral during the Second World War. So there’s no chance it will be closed to visitors because we need to carry out some urgent repairs.
From yesterday’s RNS piece:
In 2006, the cathedral launched a campaign to raise 50 million pounds ($76 million), which raised more than 15 million pounds ($23 million) by 2011, said Andrew Edwards, chief executive of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust.
Significant shortfall, that.
Mr Robinson suggested “a steady income of about 3 million pounds ($4.5 million) a year” would be needed, presumably to maintain the church, which doesn’t receive any support from the British government or from the Church of England.
Take it from a Catholic: don’t use the Albrecht-Tetzel plan.