As the unofficial Lichfield Cathedral Choir website reaches its 21st birthday this year, it has become apparent that it is no longer possible for me to continue to run it.

I will still endeavour to answer historical enquiries about any aspect of the choral foundation by email, and I can be contacted directly at

Making the decision to close the site is a sad one for me, and I thank the many thousands of visitors over the past two decades for their interest in, and contribution to, the information which was provided here.

Richard Shakeshaft, Lichfield
24 July, 2021