Traditional heritage skills in action

Mason at workGloucester Cathedral has a very long and proud tradition of craftsmanship bridging many centuries since its inception. Our gifted team of young masons are privileged and honoured to follow this tradition, rising to the many challenges of looking after  this magnificent building to ensure it remain in the best possible condition for future generations to enjoy.   

With all listed buildings under their care, their work is key to the preservation of these magnificent buildings. Without their skill and dedication we would not be able to secure the future of Gloucester Cathedral for generations to come.

Keeping a good specialist stonemasonry team at the Cathedral is essential if the work of conservation and restoration is to be done to the highest standards. 

The Master Mason, Pascal Mychalysin, has trained some forty masons during his time at the Cathedral and as a master carver, is responsible for some of the intricate carving for which the Cathedral is famous. 

Our workshop is one of only nine attached to cathedrals in England and we consider it to be important to enable craftspeople to leave a legacy of skill and beauty for future generations.

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