From the Dean of
Sir, - Thank you for the
photographs of all our beautiful and varied cathedrals (Features, 26 July) -
although I must admit to not being able to identify all of
Apart, maybe, from the top
ten, it seems to me, our cathedrals and their wonderful heritage in
faith and in the arts are one of the best-kept secrets in our
country. In an average year here in Rochester, we receive about
150,000 visitors, many of whom enter the building to the view that
you reproduced, stand there, and say "Wow!"
We could, of course,
accommodate many more visitors, and would love to, as we seek to
live out our Benedictine inheritance of welcome to the visitor.
Maybe now is the time for a more joined-up approach to cathedral
tourism? A loyalty card?
The Deanery, The Precinct
Rochester ME1 1SR