A meeting to discuss how to improve security at Manchester Cathedral is to be staged in the new year.
Insuring Manchester Cathedral costs £50,000 each year
Cathedral staff are to meet police, council and local businesses after burglaries and vandalism forced the church's insurance costs up to £50,000.
It follows an attempted burglary at the cathedral earlier in December in which a dozen windows were smashed.
In October thieves also smashed a stained glass window before breaking in to steal a collection box.
David Marshall, spokesman for the Cathedral, said: "We hope the police, local businesses and the council might be able to see security around the cathedral as part of a wider issue.
"The cathedral is surrounded by four busy pubs and the immediate grounds are open to the public 24 hours a day.
"We are not sure if the lighting needs improving, if it is a police patrol issue, or a wider security problem in the area - this is why we are hoping to have the security summit early in January."