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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

Christ Church Cathedral is unique in that it serves as a cathedral in addition to being the chapel for Christ Church College at Oxford. The present cathedral was constructed between 1160 and 1200 AD and was originally called the Priory Church of St. Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford.

Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
The picture below shows the chancel, high altar, and east rose window.

Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
The impressive chancel ceiling (pictured below) of Christ Church Cathedral was added in 1500 and its star like patterns present an image of heaven.

Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stained glass windows are plentiful in the cathedral, and one humorously includes an image of a flush toilet (can you find it in the picture below?).

Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
The interior of Christ Church Cathedral can be viewed as part of a visit to Christ Church College at Oxford.

Tel: 01865 276492
Map of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

© 2010 John Westby

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