Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and was reorganised in the 10th century being rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. Major restoration was carried out during the 19th century. The Abbey was one of the last English buildings to built in the…

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…

Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception This cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic Diocese of the Seychelles. It was built on the site of Father Leon of Avanchers’ vault in 1892. It is one of the Seychelles earliest churches and underwent a major refurbishment from 1993-95. The cathedral is built in the…

St. Paul’s Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

This cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles and the seat of the Bishop of Seychelles. The cathedral was founded in 1859 by the first Bishop of Mauritius, Vincent William Ryan. Due to the ever increasing congregation, it was decided to rebuild the cathedral and this happened between 2001-04.

St. Barbara’s Church – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Chrám svaté Barbory This is a Roman Catholic church in Kutná Hora in the style of a cathedral. It is dedicated to St. Barbara who is the patron saint of miners (amongst others), which is quite appropriate for a town whose wealth was based entirely on it’s silver mines. Construction began in 1388 but due…

Sedlec Ossuary – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

The Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary The church was built in the cemetery grounds of Sedlec Cathedral around 1400. The church was built with an upper vaulted level and a lower chapel to be used as an ossuary for the mass graved unearthed during it’s construction or those marked for destruction to…

Sedlec Cathedral – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist This is the oldest Cistercian cathedral in Bohemia and dates back to 1142 when it was founded by monks from Waldsassen Abbey in Bavaria. This was the time of the largest expansion of the Cistercian Order. The abbey was originally built in the…