Dormition Cathedral, London

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints This is the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh, which is the Moscow Patriarchate’s diocese for the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is located in Knightsbridge, London. The building was built in 1849 originally as the Anglican…

17th – 19th December, 2018

After leaving Gloucester, I then headed down to Bristol for the next part of my vacation. I spent 3 months during this year’s hot summer so it was interesting to be back here in winter. Preparations were in full swing for Christmas and there was a wonderful German-style market in the Broadmead area. On the…

15th & 16th December, 2018

      On vacation and arrived in Gloucester this afternoon. It’s lovely to be back after almost 6 months. So what’s a boy got to do? Visit the cathedral of course! Decided I would go to Evening Prayer at 16:30 which was in the gorgeous but intimate Thomas Chapel. There was just two of…

Southwark Cathedral

Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Saviour and St. Mary Overie This is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been a place of Christian worship for over 1000 years, but only became a cathedral in 1905 when the diocese was created. The church was begun in 1106 during the reign…

Westminster Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ This cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic Church of England and Wales and is the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster. The site on which the cathedral stands in the City of Westminster, was purchased in 1885 by the Diocese…

Winchester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Swithun Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, and has the the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. The cathedral was originally founded in 642 and the Norman cathedral was begun in 1079. A…

Worcester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary The cathedral was founded in 680 and the present building was begun in 1084. Work continued through to 1504 and represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. The earliest parts of the cathedral are the Norman crypt begun in 1084 by bishop…

Hereford Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Ethelbert The cathedral was founded in the year 676 by Putta, the first bishop of Hereford after he was forced to flee Rochester. The current building was begun in 1079 and continued through until around 1250. Very little of the Norman church remains apart from the…

Bristol Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity This cathedral was founded in in 1140 and consecrated in 1148. It was originally St. Augustine’s Abbey but in 1542, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it became the seat of the newly created Bishop of Bristol and the cathedral of the new Diocese of Bristol. The…

Wells Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St. Andrew This Anglican cathedral is located in the city of Wells in Somerset. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells and is the mother church of the diocese. It was built between 1175 and 1490. It is moderately sized for a medieval cathedral of the period…

Salisbury Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary The cathedral was begun in 1220 and was mostly complete by 1258. It is built in the Early English Gothic style. The spire of the cathedral has been the tallest in England since 1549. Due to it’s height and weight of the tower, additional buttresses, bracing arches and…

Gloucester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St. Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity A Saxon abbey was founded in Gloucester in 681 and by 1089, a third monastery stood on this site when the Normans began their great church. After King Edward II was buried here in 1327 after his murder, the church became a great place…