A detail from the West Front of Lichfield Cathedral.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers amongst new corporate patrons of Lichfield Cathedral

LICHFIELD Cathedral is proud to announce the official launch of a new Corporate Patrons Scheme.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers – longstanding sponsor of the cathedral’s Christmas Light Show – is one of the four businesses which have already signed up.

The only medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK, Lichfield Cathedral has been a central part to life in Staffordshire for over 1,300 years.

Over this time, countless people have played their part in helping to preserve and enhance this great building with its unique three spires and the many wonderful treasures it contains, helping pass them on to the next generation.

The Corporate Patrons Scheme offers local businesses the chance to play a vital role in keeping this remarkable building open for all, for generations to come.

The first businesses to join are BHB Architects, Jayman Estate Agents, Richard Winterton Auctioneers and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

The scheme offers a wide range of benefits for businesses, including exclusive events and the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the cathedral.

Dr Marie Janson, director of development at Lichfield Cathedral, said: “Lichfield Cathedral has a special place in the hearts and minds of people in Lichfield and surrounding counties.

“By joining the Corporate Patrons Scheme, businesses will play an important role helping us keep Lichfield Cathedral as a place of welcome and solace to all, as well as being a magnificent national and international visitor attraction.”


Photos from Lichfield Cathedral's 2023 Christmas Light Show, sponsored by Richard Winterton Auctioneers.
Photos from Lichfield Cathedral’s 2023 Christmas Light Show, proudly sponsored by Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

There has been a cathedral in Lichfield since 670; the current building dates to the 12th century and houses priceless art and artefacts.

The cathedral carries out an active programme of services and other events throughout the year, with organists and choristers providing music at daily services.

The annual running costs and upkeep of the cathedral currently stands at around £5,000 per day, two thirds of which comes from the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at BHB Architects, said: “BHB Architects have generously supported Lichfield Cathedral for many years and we are delighted to be part of the new Corporate Patrons scheme.”

James Greaves, director at Jayman Estate Agents, said: “Jayman Estate Agents has worked exclusively with Lichfield Cathedral for many years handling its lettings, and our annual sponsorship of the Christmas Tree has become a local tradition in Lichfield.

“We are very excited to become a Corporate Patron of Lichfield Cathedral and support this new initiative for local businesses to get behind such a special building.”

Richard Winterton said: “Richard Winterton Auctioneers have been proud sponsors of the Christmas Light Show at Lichfield Cathedral for years.

“We enjoy our involvement with the cathedral and are delighted to have the opportunity deepen our support by becoming members of the new Corporate Patron scheme.”

Businesses interested in joining the scheme are invited to contact Oliver Birch, the cathedral’s development manager, at oliver.birch@lichfield-cathedral.org. For more information, visit Lichfield Cathedral’s website.

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