50 Cathedral Treasures

Fifty treasures. Fifty days. Welcome to our 2022 winter campaign showcasing the treasures and glories of Britain’s cathedrals, #CathedralTreasures.

UPDATE 11th January 2023 : We now have the 10 finalists and we’re calling on you to vote on your favourite so we can name Britain’s Favourite Cathedral Treasure. Vote here. You’ll be in with a chance of winning a copy of Deans’ Choice: Cathedral Treasures of England and Wales.

An Anglo Saxon portable sundial, the Magna Carta, a pair of 15th century pilgrim boots, a pre-Raphaelite painted altarpiece by Dante Rossetti, the Tree of Life painting and the first Bible in the Welsh Language – just some of the 50 remarkable artefacts cared for and preserved by cathedrals in England and Wales that will feature in our special social media campaign based on the new publication Deans’ Choice: Cathedral Treasures of England and Wales.

The campaign revels in this latest illustrated volume by Janet Gough, a lecturer and advisor on historic churches and cathedrals, which tells the story of the treasures from 44 Church of England cathedrals and six cathedrals from the Church in Wales – each one chosen by the Dean or senior clergy of the cathedral featured. You can buy the book here.

One treasure will be revealed every day for 50 days and will end with the launch of a competition to name Britain’s favourite cathedral treasure to coincide with Heritage Fund’s Heritage Treasures Day. Read all about the campaign here.

Britain really has got treasures, #BritainsGotTreasures