The Perpetual Trust were delighted last week to receive a message from HRH The Prince of Wales offering support during these difficult times.

The message reads:

As we face quite unprecedented challenges, I did just want to let you know that you are very much in my special thoughts at such a very anxious time for everyone.

The disruption we have experienced to normal life has been profound and therefore I can well imagine the appalling difficulties you must be experiencing.

 Nonetheless, I have no doubt that you will deal with these new circumstances with determination, imagination and resourcefulness. As you do so, please be assured of my support, my gratitude and my admiration.

HRH The Prince of Wales first visited Hereford Cathedral in the mid-1980s and privately supported Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust when it was founded in 1995 and subsequently became Patron in 2004.

His Royal Highness has been a great support of all that the Trust has done, including hosting a number of events which we are all very grateful for. We are fortunate to have a patron who is so engaged with our work, only earlier in the year we were able to brief him in person on the current work being undertaken as part of the Eastern Cloisters Project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Nat Hone, Chairman of the Perpetual Trust said, “The Trust thanks its Patron for his message of support for Hereford Cathedral at this very difficult time. The Cathedral greatly appreciates his understanding of the difficulties that we and so many other organisations and individuals face. The Cathedral continues to provide spiritual succour to the people of the Diocese of Hereford and further afield.”

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