Ecclesiart – Art treasure tours in our cathedrals

22nd April 2024

Hidden treasures and often overlooked works of art will be revealed in a series of special tours.

Open to the public, these tours aim to shine a spotlight on some of the modern and contemporary works of art in our cathedrals.

Art treasure tours in our cathedrals – What will you discover?

The tour series by Art and Christianity is called Ecclesiart in Cathedrals and this year will explore Liverpool’s Anglican and Metropolitan cathedrals, Manchester Cathedral and Llandaff Cathedral from the Church in Wales.

Book tickets for the Ecclesiart Tours below

  • Liverpool Anglican and Metropolitan tours – Friday 10th May. Book here.
  • Manchester Cathedral – Thursday 4th July. Book here.
  • Llandaff Cathedral – Friday 13th September. Book here.

Led by Laura Moffatt, the director of Art and Christianity, the tours are a director’s pick of unusual and often overlooked works of art in cathedrals and are based on the works found on the website, Ecclesiart, an online project that raises awareness of significant works of modern and contemporary art since 1920 in UK churches and cathedrals.

Ecclesiart in Cathedrals: Llandaff

Laura said:

“Most tours in cathedrals focus – quite rightly– on their architecture and on their historic artefacts, but cathedrals are living buildings and the contributions of artists of recent generations comprise a treasure trove of delights.

“These specially curated tours will introduce visitors to some often overlooked works of art that represent the diversity of high-quality church commissions and reflect developments in artistic practice and ecclesiastical art and design. 

“We hope they inspire and challenge visitors to see cathedrals in a new light,” she added.

A member of the clergy will welcome the tours and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the role of modern art in cathedrals too.

Art and Christianity was set up in 1994 and is the UK’s leading expert on art in religious settings, working alongside churches, cathedrals and artists to curate exhibitions and installations.

Book Ecclesiart in Cathedrals tours here.

Ecclesiart in Cathedrals: Llandaff