Cathedral

826a – York Minster

5 Oct , 2018  

Travel up to York on Thursday 4th October for an overnight stay at the Best Western Dean Court Hotel; have a super room with a bay window and view of the Minster. Enjoy drinks in the Edwardian Bluebell pub and an excellent meal at Cafe No.8. Breakfast is excellent in particular the vegetarian cooked breakfast. […]

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814i – Belfast Cathedral

15 May , 2018  

St Anne's, Belfast Cathedral

Enjoy looking around St Anne;s Cathedral, built mostly in the early 20th century, but with an interesting stainless shells Spire of Hope installed in 2007. I especially like the nave pillars which represent themes relevant to the city as well as local industries, the Titanic pall created in 2012 for the 100th anniversary commemorations, the […]

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807 – Sheffield Cathedral

21 Mar , 2018  

Sheffield Cathedral

A quick stop off to have a spot of lunch in the cathedral’s cafe and a walk around the interior. It is almost four years since I visited the cathedral during a major programme of works to create clear spaces, so I enjoy the completed experience, see the modern entrance, lantern tower, heritage interpretation which […]

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786b – Winchester Cathedral

6 Jul , 2017  

Winchester

  We have to wait until 4.0pm before we can enter the cathedral as a St Swithun’s service is on. So, we have a walk around the nearby streets. Have a look inside the tiny St Swithun Upon Kingsgate church, combing up some stairs to a single space located in a gateway. It is a […]

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783a – Ripon Cathedral

19 Jun , 2017  

Ripon Cathedral

A day out in and around Ripon on a very hot, sunny day. We arrive in Ripon late morning and head straight to the cathedral. This is such a super space, beautiful strained glass from various periods, a bronze pulpit, a cool, peaceful Saxon crypt from St. Wilfred’s original church in 672 AD, a stone […]

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771b – Westminster Abbey Chapter House and Gardens

1 Mar , 2017  

Westminster, March 2017

Enjoy a look in the beautiful Chapter house, Pyx chamber and the peaceful gardens with daffodils and crocuses coming into bloom. I am surprised how much colour there is for a cold early March day, lovely to see.

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758b – York Minster

24 Jun , 2016  

Use the tickets Emma and I had bought in May to gain free entry. I am excited to see all the props and stage seating ready for the evening’s performance of the Mystery play. Enjoy the fantastic east window; amazed yet again at how light and colourful the painstakingly restored window looks. We also have […]

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752b – York Minster

15 May , 2016  

York Minster

It has increased to £10 each to get in (Neal decides to sit outside in the Minster park) but it is worth it. Although the nave is mostly inaccessible (scaffolding and seating being assembled for the upcoming York Mystery plays), we head to the Great East window, now 8 years into a 10 year restoration […]

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742d – St David’s Cathedral

16 Mar , 2016  

St David's Cathedral

Wednesday 16th March begins cloudy, but by the afternoon enjoy brilliant clear sky and sunshine, although there is a slight cool breeze. Enjoy a very lazy morning at the cottage, a cooked breakfast for a change too. We then take a more direct route walking into St David’s, about 40 minutes that brings us to […]

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730ac – Agios Ioannis Cathedral

9 Oct , 2015  

Cathedral of St John the Theologian, Nicosia

The Cathedral of St John the Theologian, is very small considering it is the official cathedral of the city and where the archbishops of Nicosia are consecrated. The interior is a riot of colour, wall paintings, a carved and gilded iconostasis. There are Biblical scenes from the life of Christ and the Last Judgment. Every […]

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