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Bid to make Peel Cathedral 'community exhibition space'

Cafe and new mezzanine floor proposed

There's been a bid to give Peel Cathedral a major makeover.

The Bishop and Chapter have sought planning permission to transform the building into a 'community exhibition space'.

It's known by many names - Peel Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St German, and more recently 'Cathedral Isle of Man'.

In recent years the Diocese has been keen to pull the Island's 130-year-old spiritual heart into the modern age.

So a rebranding exercise continues.

If planners give their blessing, the new-look Cathedral would feature underfloor heating, a brand new mezzanine floor, eco-friendly roof lighting, and a welcoming café (at the expense of the southern vestry).

There could even be a reconditioned organ.

You can view the plans, which are now out to consultation, via gov.im.

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