Redundancies are being made as Gloucester Cathedral makes £120,000 budget cuts
TWO compulsory and four voluntary redundancies are being made at the Gloucester Cathedral, after it was announnced the annual budget would be slashed by £120,000.
The decision came after a fall in donations.
During a staff review, the job cuts were made as well as current roles being restructured.
Reverend Stephen Lake told BBC Gloucestershire, that entry fees would not be brought in for cathedral visitors to raise funds.
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He said: "Whilst we have more people coming to worship, they've got less money so they're able to give us less money.
"It is a fallacy to think that would solve a problem - that's unproven and the cathedral's chapter principle is that we do not want to charge for entry to Gloucester Cathedral and we will do everything in our power that we do not.
"Fundraising and your current account are not mutually exclusive - they are two sides of the same coin and we need to be as fit for purpose as we can be.
"No-one will give you grant money, trust money or donations if you are in the red."
However the cathedral is still continuing to raise £8m for a development programme.