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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral in central Bristol is built on the site of the Abbey of St. Augustine which was founded in 1140AD. Bristol Cathedral is a famous example of a "Hall Church" because the nave, aisles, and choir are the same height.


Bristol Cathedral
The full name of Bristol Cathedral is the "Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity" which it became in 1542. As can be seen from the sign below, portions of Bristol Cathedral were built at very different times.

Bristol Cathedral

The "Elder" Lady Chapel of Bristol Cathedral (see below) was added in 1220 AD.

Bristol Cathedral
The nave (see below) was completed as recently as 1877.

Bristol Cathedral
The first Anglican female priests were ordained at Bristol Cathedral in 1994.
Bristol Cathedral is open everyday from 8:00AM and admission is free.

Bristol Cathedral
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TJ
Tel: 0117 9264879
Map of Bristol Cathedral

© 2010 John Westby

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