St Albans Cathedral has said it is “saddened and shocked” by the tragic fire which destroyed the iconic Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris earlier this month (April 15).
The fire which burned through the cathedral shocked everyone around the world as they watched the spire fall to the ground.
Canon Kevin Walton, from St Albans Cathedral, said it stands in support of Notre-Dame and has held a bell toll to support it.
Speaking to StAlbansNews, he said: “It is a great sympathy as it is such an iconic building. It has affected everyone in the cathedral community.
“We have remembered it in our prayers and we held a bell toll on the Thursday after the fire along with other churches across the country.
“It has shocked everyone because a church building is a symbol of eternity and life. These buildings move people and bring them together and it was devastating to watch it burn.”
Canon Kevin has assured the community that the cathedral has all the right safety requirements to ensure a similar disaster doesn’t happen to the community asset.
He said: “We have a good link with the fire station and a very sensitive alarm system which notifies the station as soon as it detects something. Not too long ago we installed damp risers and we also have regular inspections to avoid these disasters.”