Set up to envelop the outside of Liverpool Cathedral, the People’s Path tells the story of those who’ve helped maintain and support one of the city’s most iconic buildings and your brick will continue this tradition.
When you buy a personalised brick in the People’s Path you become part of the Cathedral’s fabric and history. Engraved in gold lettering, your personalised message inscribed on your brick can celebrate a special occasion or date – weddings, christenings, graduations, birthdays or remember a loved one.
Your personalised message will be two lines and can be up to 16 characters long, and choose from two locations surrounding the outside of Liverpool Cathedral.*.
- West Gate near Cathedral Main Entrance – £225
- Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite – £175
Once you have submitted your order and payment, you’ll get an inscription confirmation email from one of the Cathedral Team. When you get this email, you’ll need to check your inscription is correct. You’ll have 14 days to get in touch with us if you need to make any changes.*
If your inscription is correct or you haven’t contacted us, then two weeks later we will send your People’s Path Certificate.
* Terms and conditions apply.
Conditions of Sale
We are Liverpool Cathedral, an Ecclesiastical Corporation established by statute in 1902 (“we” or “us”). These terms and conditions of sale (“Conditions of Sale”) (together with the documents referred and linked to in them) tell you (“you”, “You” or “Your” being the purchaser of Bricks) the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the bricks for placement in the People’s Path to you. Please read these Conditions of Sale carefully before ordering any Bricks from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our Bricks, you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale. These Conditions of Sale are only available in the English language. You should print a copy of these Conditions of Sale for future reference. Please tick the relevant box if you accept these Conditions of Sale. Please understand that if you refuse to accept these Conditions of Sale, you will not be able to order any Bricks from our site.
The People’s Path Scheme
The People’s Path scheme (“People’s Path”) is the scheme in personalised bricks installed outside the Cathedral beside Queen’s Walk.
By placing an order, you promise that: (a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;and (b) you are at least 18 years old.
How the contract is formed between you and us
Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Brick. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm your order by sending you an e-mail that confirms your order (“Order Confirmation”). The contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation. The contract will relate only to those Bricks we have confirmed in the Order Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other Bricks which may have been part of your order unless and until such Bricks have been confirmed in a separate Order Confirmation. Any Order Confirmation given is still subject to these Conditions of Sale. All contracts between us and you are subject to the paragraph below entitled “Cancellation of Scheme and Withdrawal of Bricks”.
Statutory Rights of Cancellation
Please note that because the Bricks are bespoke you will not have a statutory right of cancellation under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
Cancellation of People’s Path Scheme and Withdrawal of Bricks
We reserve the right to cancel the People’s Path scheme for any reason including, without limitation, because we are not granted appropriate planning permission to complete or continue with the People’s Path scheme.
We guarantee that Bricks will stay in location till 2029. If the People’s Path scheme is cancelled before the end of your Brick’s minimum installation, we will refund you the price you paid for your Brick. Without prejudice to your statutory rights as a consumer, we will not be liable to you or a third party by reason of us cancelling the People’s Path scheme, withdrawing any Bricks or refusing to process any order.
In rare instances, we may not be able to site your Bricks in a suitable location, even though we have indicated there is availability. Where this is the case, we will inform you of this by email and will give you the option of selecting another Brick or cancelling your order.
Price and Payment
All prices are quoted in £ sterling and include VAT. The Cathedral VAT number is GB548487201. Except in the case of manifest error, the prices payable for the Bricks that you order are as set out on the site at the time at which you place your order.
Payment may be made using a selection of credit and debit cards. You confirm that the credit/debit card which is being used is yours. Your credit/debit card details will be transmitted via the web to a secure server. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. We reserve the right to refuse credit card payments in our reasonable discretion. We may charge your credit or debit card at any time following submission of your order.
Description of Bricks
The Bricks depicted on our site and in literature are representations of the brick and the actual bricks may differ. The reproduction of colours and styles are as accurate as photographic and image processing will allow but the actual bricks may differ. We do not accept responsibility for slight variances in colour and style. People’s Path as shown in marketing material is an artist impression and therefore may look different with exact detail as shown being subject to the gaining of planning permission.
Change of Inscription
If an order is accepted by us, you will receive an inscription confirmation email. We will accept amendments to the inscription that you have requested at the point of purchase if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of confirmation of your inscription. Thereafter we cannot accept a cancellation, return or make any changes.
Bricks in the People’s Path
Each engraved Brick may contain a specified number of characters on each line. Punctuation marks and spaces will count as one character. Messages may not contain offensive or derogatory messages, or any commercial or promotional messages. All messages will be screened and any non-compliant messages will be will be withdrawn and you will be contacted to propose an alternative message. If we receive a complaint from an individual, group or organisation in relation to the content of your Bricks we reserve the right to remove and destroy the Bricks. In such circumstances, you shall not be entitled to any refund of monies paid to us and you waive your rights to make any claim for damages or any costs against us as a result.
Installation of Bricks
All Bricks will be produced according to the Brick specification and your order, before being placed in a location at People’s Path of our choosing. You will be advised of its location and the date that it is to be laid by email. Further information on the installation period will be available on our website. Ownership of bricks installed within People’s Path development will remain with us at all times and as such we shall determine the specific location of each and every brick, undertake the installation and maintenance of the Bricks thereafter. We reserve the right to move, relocate or permanently remove or destroy the Bricks at our discretion
For the avoidance of doubt, bricks may not be changed once they have been installed, save where we have made an error in the inscription of your brick.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude and disclaim all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to this site and the Bricks. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Our maximum liability to you arising by reason of or in connection with the supply of the Bricks to you shall be limited to the amount paid by you in respect of the Bricks in question. We shall not in any event be liable to you for any losses which are not foreseeable. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. Nothing in these conditions of sale shall exclude or limit our liability to you for (i) death or personal injury due to our negligence, (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or (iii) for any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We shall have no liability to you for any delay or failure to deliver the Bricks to the extent that such delay or failure to deliver arises from causes beyond our reasonable control , but not limited to, fire, floods, acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supranational authority, war, riot, strike, lock-out and industrial disputes.
If you breach these Conditions of Sale and we take no action against you, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Conditions of Sale. No waiver by us shall be effective unless communicated in writing.
Our right to vary these Conditions of Sale
We have the right to revise and amend these Conditions of Sale from time to time including, without limitation, to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in the design or composition of People’s Path Bricks, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities. You will be subject to the policies and Conditions of Sale in force at the time that you order Bricks from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Order Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the Conditions of Sale, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven days of receipt by you of the Bricks).
These Conditions of Sale, current Brick prices, delivery details and contact details on this site, set out the whole of the agreement between you and us. Our employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning the Bricks unless confirmed in writing by us. You confirm that you do not rely on, and waive any claims for breach of, any such representations, which are not so confirmed.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Contracts for the purchase of Bricks through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
You can contact us whether to trace your order or for any other reason by emailing us at email@example.com in all instances, please be ready to supply relevant information Liverpool Cathedral will require from you in order to identify your order.
Money raised from the People’s Path helps to keep the Cathedral free to visitors, supports the Cathedral’s development and work in the community.
Orders are taken year-round, and bricks will be laid three times a year, by the end of March, July and September. The deadline for last orders before each laying will be as follows:
- 1st February
- 1st June
- 1st August
In rare occasions, there may be times when we are unable to meet these deadlines due to bad weather, though all bricks will be on site. No layings occur over Winter as the cold at this time of year reduces the longevity of the bricks.
You will also be invited to two People’s Path Celebration Services every year. The 2024 services will take place on March 10th and September 1st.
Renewing your brick
If you are not happy with the condition of your brick and it is less than 10 years old, please contact us on the details below and we will redo your brick free of charge.
If your brick has been in the path for more than 10 years and its inscription has faded, there is the option to renew your brick for another 10 years. This costs £15 and can be done by completing this form. Your brick will be re-laid in line with the routine March, July and September layings throughout the year.
Contact Us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 702 7250.
“I think it’s a lovely way of supporting the cathedral by providing funds. My family and I have 12-14 bricks between us all. Think that those people who walk past the path and stop to look, allows them to pray for those remembered or celebrated here.”
“My Father John Williams was born and brought up in Liverpool and it remained very important to him throughout his life. Having completed War Service, he returned to complete his Architectural degree at Liverpool University. Various career moves eventually led him to become the Borough Architect for Ellesmere Port and Neston where he was involved with Michael Heseltine in his role as Minister for Merseyside in the early 1980s. This resulted in two big projects in Ellesmere Port – the EPIC leisure centre and the evolution of the Thomas Telford warehouses into the Boat Museum. However, Liverpool with its rich culture and architectural achievements always remained close to his heart.
The love of Liverpool was passed on to our son Alex Parry, even though he was born and brought up on the Wirral. My Dad and Alex were very close as Alex was growing up, and Dad was important in sharing stories and Liverpool’s rich history with him from a personal perspective. Alex has a pride in Liverpool and enjoys the amenities its offers – any celebrations are always held “over the water.” He graduated in 2018 and is currently completing a PGCE at John Moores University. Dad would have been very proud of his achievements.
We wanted to mark the link between these two important people and the People’s Path provided a lasting memorial to both of them – sharing the importance of Liverpool and passing it from one generation to the next.”
“I bought a brick on the People’s Path for my daughter who graduated from Liverpool John Moores, she is the first in my family to go to university and despite her disabilities, she lived her dream and got a degree in Drama. I also bought a brick next to Bronwyn’s for my mum Pat who was waiting outside the Lady Chapel door for Bronwyn, she was so proud of her and now she has passed away, Bronwyn and my mum will always be next to each other now.”
Elizabeth, brick bought 2021
Am I able to purchase a brick for the Lady Chapel path?
The Lady Chapel Path was completed in time for the tenth anniversary of The People’s Path, so no future bricks purchased can be laid here.
What colour is my brick’s inscription?
All bricks feature a gold-coloured inscription.
Can I order a brick in September if the next laying isn’t until March?
Yes, we take orders all year round.
Why are the bricks laid in September and March?
They have been chosen these times to ensure that, where possible, every customer will be able to see their brick at our March and September People’s Path services, and through graduation season.
Is there a limit to the length of my inscription?
You have 2 lines with up to 16 characters on each including spaces. It is your choice whether to use all 32 characters available to you.
Do I get my physical brick at any point?
No, all bricks are placed in the path and that is where they will stay.
I didn’t get an invite to the service, how do I get one?
We are only able to contact those we have up-to-date contact details and preferences for. If you find you have not received an invite, but would like to, you can complete the following form, here.
Can I request my bricks to be moved?
Unfortunately, we are not able to do this. You can request that bricks you purchased at the same time stay together but we will not move bricks previously bought to align with new ones. This is because the People’s Path is designed to be a representation of the passage of time within the life of the cathedral.
Can I order multiple bricks?
Yes. Some people buy multiple bricks in order to extend the message out whilst others buy multiple bricks because they would like different inscriptions and dedications for different people and events.
How long is the path going to be there for?
We guarantee that your brick will remain in the path for 10 years. After 10 years, we will keep them for as long as they remain in good condition.
Can I buy one as a gift?
Yes, many of our bricks are bought by friends or family as presents to recognise milestones like significant birthdays or achievements.
Can I pay in cash?
Yes, although payment via card is preferable.
Is there a paper form?
There is a paper form available at the Welcome Desk/leaflet stand. This form can also be accessed online, here.
Do you know where my brick is?
Yes, throughout the week our team will be onsite and can direct you to your brick. Please get in touch with us via email@example.com so we can ensure we are available to direct you during your visit.
I’m not happy with the condition of my brick – what can be done?
If your brick is less than 10 years old, please contact us on the details below and we will redo your brick free of charge.
If your brick has been in the path for more than 10 years and its inscription has faded, there is the option to renew your brick for another 10 years. This costs £15 and can be done by completing the below form. Your brick will be re-laid in line with the routine March, July and September layings throughout the year.
Have a different query? Please contact us on 0151 702 7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Liverpool Cathedral was “Built By the People, For the People”, the people associated with the building and its history are particularly important to its story. This is why we launched ‘The People’s Path’ a little over ten years ago – here the loved ones of those who have contributed to our community and building are celebrated and remembered both in the physical fabric of the cathedral as well as at our biannual ‘People’s Path Celebration Service’.
In 2024 we will celebrate the100th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral with a range of exciting events taking place across the year.
As a part of these centenary events we are launching our ‘People of the Path’ campaign to tie in to our People’s Path. We would love to see the people celebrated in the path, so if you have purchased a brick, please send us photos of your loved ones who are featured in the path. These photos will be displayed at our two People’s Path Celebration Services in 2024 (10th March and 1st of September).
Photos can be submitted to email@example.com and must be submitted by the 10th of February 2024.
Please make sure they are of good quality and in .jpg or .png format.
We look forward to seeing your photos!