Derby Cathedral has made it to the final of a competition to find Britain’s favourite cathedral treasure.

Written on 11/01/2023

50 Treasures: 50 Days
#CathedralTreasures – we’re in the top ten!

Derby Cathedral has made it to the final of a competition to find Britain’s favourite cathedral treasure.

Launched today to mark national Heritage Treasures Day, the Association of English Cathedrals has launched a competition to find the best loved treasure based on their Cathedral Treasures winter campaign and our very own Bakewell Screen has made it into the top ten.

The Derby Cathedral Bakewell Screen is a wrought-iron chancel screen manufactured by local iron-smith Robert Bakewell, it extends across the width of the church and is a key feature of the Cathedral. The candles that sit on top of the Screen are lit during festive Services throughout the year.

The Cathedral Treasures campaign was based on the latest volume by Janet Gough, OBE, author, lecturer and advisor on historic churches and cathedrals, called Deans’ Choice: Cathedral Treasures of England and Wales. The volume tells the story of 50 treasures from 44 Church of England cathedrals and six cathedrals from the Church in Wales – each one was chosen by the Dean or senior clergy of the cathedral featured.

The AEC shared these 50 remarkable treasures across their social media platforms over 50 days and ten treasures have made it to the final – determined by the number of likes, shares, and engagements throughout the campaign.

Participants must choose just one and leave their name and email address to be in with the chance to win one of three copies of Janet’s book chosen in a random draw at the end of the competition next month.

You can vote here: https://www.englishcathedrals.co.uk/cathedrals/favourite-cathedral-treasures/

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