An intricate restoration project to return the Stations of the Cross to their former glory at St Chad’s Cathedral is now underway.

It is hoped that donations will be secured to restore all 14 Stations over the months ahead.

So far only Station 8: The Women of Jerusalem Weep for Jesus, located on the West wall, South side of Cathedral, has been treated to highlight the visual impact of the treatment to parishioners and visitors alike.

An appeal is now issued to the generosity of individuals, families and Catholic organisations to consider contributing to the restoration project. St Chad’s Cathedral Association has already offered to fund the next Station to be restored.

Each Station will cost approximately £4,000 to be treated, with Naomi Cox from Hirst Conservation leading the project.

Her article below, published in the latest edition of The Basilican, the magazine of St Chad’s Cathedral Association, details the project.

Monsignor Tim Menezes, cathedral Dean, said: “The Stations represent both the history of craft in the city, but also serve as a way of prayer today.

“They are near enough original to the building and are beautiful and thought-provoking.

“This work of restoration combines important maintenance of our historic Cathedral building with the devotion which so many hold dear of the Way of the Cross. Therefore, to be associated with this restoration is something that we hope parishioners and friends of the Cathedral alike will consider.”

If you are able to support this project please contact Mgr Tim at [email protected]

Read Naomi's article

Find out more about the Stations project

A Guide to the Stations of the Cross in St Chad's Cathedral

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Photos from the restoration of Station 8

Before Treatment

After Treatment

Side by side view of the stages of treatment to the Roman Soldier's hand.

Before and after treatment of the in-painted area of paint loss.

Photo Gallery: Stations of the Cross

St Chad's Stations of the Cross