The new project, named “40 Days, 40 Faces” has unveiled a face a day throughout Lent, representing people from all walks of life who have found themselves in the Cathedral.

The street-style portraits give a sense of the deep connections that people of all ages and backgrounds have with Liverpool’s Catholic Cathedral. They will be posted daily on the Metropolitan Cathedral’s newly launched Instagram page from Ash Wednesday 6th March, until Easter.

Cathedral Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien said:

“The Metropolitan Cathedral means so much to so many, and everyone who graces our doors has a story to tell. We hope this project gives a sense of the community that exists within, and because of, this very special building.”

Photographer David Knight said:

“It’s wonderful to get the opportunity to combine my love of people and photography to work on 40 Days, 40 Faces. The Metropolitan Cathedral is undoubtedly an iconic part of the Liverpool skyline, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the people and visitors who breathe life into one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings.”

The Metropolitan Cathedral is open to visitors 365 days a year and is free to enter to all. View the portraits daily at or #40days40faces. David Knight’s personal photography can be found at