Foundation Stone Laid at Blackburn Cathedral
‘A piece of history was made yesterday when The Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, laid the foundation stone for the new Cathedral Court adjoining Blackburn Cathedral.
The foundation stone reads:
THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID BY THE BISHOP OF BLACKBURN, THE RT. REVD JULIAN HENDERSON ON SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2015, ARCHITECT JAMES SANDERSON DEAN: CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
The trowel was handed to the Bishop by the Cathedral Architect James Sanderson (left) and the mallet by John Clarke (right), Managing Director of the John Turner Construction Group who are building Cathedral Court. Looking on were civic and county dignitaries, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Alan Cottam and Mrs Agnes Cottam, representing Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Lord Shuttleworth, The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire as well as clergy from the diocese; the Cathedral choir and members of the congregation.’
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