List of cathedrals in England and Wales

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This is a list of cathedrals in England and Wales and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and those in the Channel Islands, by country. A list of former and intended cathedrals is listed separately.

A cathedral church is a Christian place of worship that is the chief, or 'mother' church of a diocese and is distinguished as such by being the location for the cathedra or bishop's seat. In the strictest sense, only those Christian denominations with an episcopal hierarchy possess cathedrals. However the label 'cathedral' remains in common parlance for notable churches that were formerly part of an episcopal denomination.

It is a common misconception that the term 'cathedral' may be applied to any particularly large or grand church. Whilst many cathedrals may be such, this is due to their ecclesiastical status. Such a church is grand because it is a cathedral, rather than it being designated a cathedral because of its grandeur. A cathedral may in fact be a relatively small building, particularly where they exist in sparser or poorer communities. Modern cathedrals frequently lack the grandeur of those of the Medieval and Renaissance times, having more focus on the functional aspect of a place of worship. However, many of the grand and ancient cathedrals that remain today were originally built to much smaller plans, and have been successively extended and rebuilt over the centuries.

Some cathedrals were purpose-built as such, whilst others were formerly parochial, or parish churches, subsequently promoted in status due to ecclesiastical requirements such as periodic diocesan reorganisation.

Contents of this list[edit]

The following list comprises, for England and Wales and its dependencies, all locations of current cathedral churches, or former cathedral churches, including those locations where no trace remains of the structure, indeed where the precise location is no longer known.

Also included are those structures or sites of intended cathedrals as well as pro-cathedrals, which are churches serving as an interim cathedral, (for instance whilst a permanent cathedral is acquired), or as a co-cathedral where the diocesan demographics/geography require the bishop's seat to be shared with a building in another location.

The inclusion of dependencies is strictly for ecclesiastical reasons—the included dependencies are those that share a province with the mainland of England and Wales.

Terms not covered in the above preamble include translated, which is the move of a bishop's seat from one location to another, moving cathedral status from the former church and bestowing it on the destination church, such as may occur in a diocesan or provincial re-organisation.

List of cathedrals in England and Wales is located in England
Birmingham Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral
Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral
Derby Cathedral
Derby Cathedral
Ely Cathedral
Ely Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral
Oxford Cathedral
Oxford Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral
Portsmouth Cathedral
Portsmouth Cathedral
Rochester Cathedral
Rochester Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral
Truro Cathedral
Truro Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn Cathedral
Bradford Cathedral
Bradford Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral
Newcastle Cathedral
Newcastle Cathedral
Peel Cathedral
Peel Cathedral
Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Cathedral
Sheffield Cathedral
Sheffield Cathedral
Southwell Minster
Southwell Minster
Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral
York Minster
York Minster
Church of England Cathedrals in England
List of cathedrals in England and Wales is located in England
Brentwood Cathedral
Brentwood Cathedral
Norwich RC Cathedral
Norwich RC Cathedral
Northampton Cathedral
Northampton Cathedral
Nottingham Cathedral
Nottingham Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral
Birmingham RC Cathedral
Birmingham RC Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral
Shrewsbury Cathedral
Shrewsbury Cathedral
Lancaster Cathedral
Lancaster Cathedral
Leeds Cathedral
Leeds Cathedral
Liverpool RC Cathedral
Liverpool RC Cathedral
Middlesbrough Cathedral
Middlesbrough Cathedral
Newcastle RC Cathedral
Newcastle RC Cathedral
Salford Cathedral
Salford Cathedral
=Sheffield RC Cathedral
=Sheffield RC Cathedral
Arundel Cathedral
Arundel Cathedral
Plymouth Cathedral
Plymouth Cathedral
Portsmouth RC Cathedral
Portsmouth RC Cathedral
Southwark RC Cathedral
Southwark RC Cathedral
Aldershot Cathedral
Aldershot Cathedral
Roman Catholic Cathedrals in England

England and dependencies[edit]

Church of England[edit]

Province of Canterbury[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Birmingham St Philip's Cathedral.jpg Birmingham Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Philip
Diocese of Birmingham 1905
former parish church 52°28′52″N 1°53′56″W / 52.481225°N 1.898907°W / 52.481225; -1.898907 (Birmingham Cathedral) [1]
Bristol.cathedral.west.front.arp.jpg Bristol Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Diocese of Bristol 1542–1836, 1897
Augustinian abbey 1140-1539 51°27′06″N 2°36′03″W / 51.451654°N 2.600799°W / 51.451654; -2.600799 (Bristol Cathedral) [2]
St edmundsbury cathedral.jpg Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St James
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich 1914
former parish church 52°14′38″N 0°43′01″E / 52.244015°N 0.716944°E / 52.244015; 0.716944 (Bury St Edmunds Cathedral) [3]
Canterbury Cathedral - Portal Nave Cross-spire.jpeg Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ
Diocese of Canterbury c. 600
Mother church of the Province of Canterbury and of the Anglican Communion worldwide 51°16′47″N 1°04′59″E / 51.279689°N 1.083183°E / 51.279689; 1.083183 (Canterbury Cathedral) [4]
Chelmsfordcath.jpg Chelmsford Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary, St Peter and St Cedd
Diocese of Chelmsford 1914
former parish church 51°44′07″N 0°28′20″E / 51.735172°N 0.472219°E / 51.735172; 0.472219 (Chelmsford Cathedral) [5]
Chichester Cathedral epodkopaev.jpg Chichester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
Diocese of Chichester 1080
translated from Selsey 50°50′11″N 0°46′50″W / 50.836305°N 0.780576°W / 50.836305; -0.780576 (Chichester Cathedral) [6]
Coventry cathedral.jpg Coventry Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Michael
Diocese of Coventry 1962
replaced the cathedral (parish church till 1918) lost during World War II 52°24′31″N 1°30′25″W / 52.408483°N 1.506940°W / 52.408483; -1.506940 (Coventry Cathedral) [7]
Derbycathedral.jpg Derby Cathedral
Cathedral Church of All Saints
Diocese of Derby 1927
former parish church 52°55′29″N 1°28′39″W / 52.924810°N 1.47739°W / 52.924810; -1.47739 (Derby Cathedral)[8]
Ely Cathedral crop.jpg Ely Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Diocese of Ely 1109
convent (with monastery?) 673-9th century
secular canons 9th century; Benedictine priory 970-1540
formerly dedicated to St Peter and St Etheldreda
52°23′55″N 0°15′48″E / 52.398632°N 0.263205°E / 52.398632; 0.263205 (Ely Cathedral) [9]
Exeter-28Ap11-wyrdlight.jpg Exeter Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter
Diocese of Exeter 1050
translated from Crediton 50°43′21″N 3°31′47″W / 50.722476°N 3.529796°W / 50.722476; -3.529796 (Exeter Cathedral) [10]
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar.jpg Gibraltar Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
Diocese in Europe 1842
church built between 1825 and 1832
Gloucester Cathedral exterior front.jpg Gloucester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity
Diocese of Gloucester 1541
joint with Bristol Cathedral 1836-1897
monastery and convent 681; secular canons 823; Benedictine priory 1022-1539
formerly dedicated to St Peter
51°52′03″N 2°14′48″W / 51.867549°N 2.246590°W / 51.867549; -2.246590 (Gloucester Cathedral) [11]
Guildford Cathedral.jpg Guildford Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit
Diocese of Guildford 1965
51°14′28″N 0°35′24″W / 51.241155°N 0.590054°W / 51.241155; -0.590054 (Guildford Cathedral) [12]
Hereford cathedral 001.JPG Hereford Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Ethelbert
Diocese of Hereford 676
52°03′15″N 2°42′58″W / 52.054292°N 2.716096°W / 52.054292; -2.716096 (Hereford Cathedral) [13]
LeicesterCathedral.jpg Leicester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Martin
Diocese of Leicester 1927
former parish church 52°38′05″N 1°08′13″W / 52.634679°N 1.137053°W / 52.634679; -1.137053 (Leicester Cathedral) [14]
Lichfield Cathedral North East Front.jpg Lichfield Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Chad
Diocese of Lichfield 669-803, 1048
archbishopric 785-803
see moved to Chester 1075
joint with Coventry 1048-1826
The three spires known as The Ladies of the Vale
52°41′08″N 1°49′49″W / 52.685549°N 1.830270°W / 52.685549; -1.830270 (Lichfield Cathedral) [15]
LincolnCathedralWest01.jpg Lincoln Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary
Diocese of Lincoln 1070
joint with Dorchester c.954-1072
translated from Dorchester 1072
53°14′04″N 0°32′11″W / 53.234435°N 0.536329°W / 53.234435; -0.536329 (Lincoln Cathedral) [16]
StPaul'sLondon.JPG London Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Paul
Diocese of London 1675
replaced previous cathedral 604-1666 (destroyed in Great Fire of London) 51°30′50″N 0°05′54″W / 51.513774°N 0.098426°W / 51.513774; -0.098426 (St Paul's Cathedral)[17]
Norwich Cathedral, spire and south transept.jpg Norwich Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Holy and Undivided Trinity
Diocese of Norwich 1094
translated from Thetford; Benedictine priory 1096-1539 52°37′54″N 1°18′02″E / 52.631650°N 1.300651°E / 52.631650; 1.300651 (Norwich Cathedral) [18]
Cathedral oxford.jpg Oxford Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Oxford
(Christ Church, University of Oxford)
Diocese of Oxford 1542
translated from Osney 1546
convent 727
secular canons 1004
Augustinian priory 1122-1524
formerly dedicated to St Frideswide
51°45′03″N 1°15′16″W / 51.750839°N 1.254330°W / 51.750839; -1.254330 (Oxford Cathedral) [19]
PBcath.jpg Peterborough Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew
Diocese of Peterborough 1541
abbey 655
church 1238-1539
52°34′20″N 0°14′18″W / 52.572337°N 0.238315°W / 52.572337; -0.238315 (Peterborough Cathedral) [20]
PortsmouthCathedral WestEnd.JPG Portsmouth Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Thomas
Diocese of Portsmouth 1927
former parish church 50°47′26″N 1°06′15″W / 50.790514°N 1.104233°W / 50.790514; -1.104233 (Portsmouth Cathedral) [21]
Rochestercath.jpg Rochester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Diocese of Rochester 604
secular canons 604-1080
Benedictine priory 1080-1540
formerly dedicated to St Andrew
51°23′20″N 0°30′12″E / 51.388953°N 0.503266°E / 51.388953; 0.503266 (Rochester Cathedral) [22]
St-albans-cath.jpg St Albans Cathedral
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Diocese of St Albans 1877
Benedictine abbey 976-1539 51°45′02″N 0°20′34″W / 51.750620°N 0.342915°W / 51.750620; -0.342915 (St Albans Cathedral) [23]
Salisbury Cathedral.jpg Salisbury Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Diocese of Salisbury 1227
translated from Old Sarum 51°03′53″N 1°47′51″W / 51.064769°N 1.797499°W / 51.064769; -1.797499 (Salisbury Cathedral) [24]
Southwarkcath.jpg Southwark Cathedral
Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie
Diocese of Southwark 1905
Augustinian priory 1106-1539 51°30′22″N 0°05′23″W / 51.506118°N 0.089660°W / 51.506118; -0.089660 (Southwark Cathedral) [25]
TruroCathedralWest.jpg Truro Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary
Diocese of Truro 1880
incorporates former parish church 50°15′51″N 5°03′04″W / 50.264141°N 5.051179°W / 50.264141; -5.051179 (Truro Cathedral) [26]
Wells Cathedral West Front.jpg Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Andrew
Diocese of Bath and Wells 1239
51°12′37″N 2°38′38″W / 51.210245°N 2.643757°W / 51.210245; -2.643757 (Wells Cathedral) [27]
WinCath30Je6-4836wiki.jpg Winchester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, St Peter, St Paul and St Swithun
Diocese of Winchester 650
secular canons to 964
Benedictine priory 964-1539
51°03′36″N 1°18′44″W / 51.060009°N 1.312180°W / 51.060009; -1.312180 (Winchester Cathedral) [28]
Worcester cathedral.jpg Worcester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Diocese of Worcester 743
Benedictine priory 969-1540 52°11′19″N 2°13′15″W / 52.188510°N 2.220870°W / 52.188510; -2.220870 (Worcester Cathedral) [29]

Province of York[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
BlackburnCathedral.jpg Blackburn Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary
Diocese of Blackburn 1926
former parish church 53°44′50″N 2°28′53″W / 53.747271°N 2.481387°W / 53.747271; -2.481387 (Blackburn Cathedral) [30]
Bradford Cathedral.jpg Bradford Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter
Diocese of Bradford 1919
former parish church 53°47′43″N 1°44′52″W / 53.795391°N 1.747824°W / 53.795391; -1.747824 (Bradford Cathedral) [31]
CarlisleCathedral.JPG Carlisle Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Diocese of Carlisle 1113
secular canons to 1092

Augustinian priory 1123-1540

54°53′41″N 2°56′19″W / 54.894713°N 2.938607°W / 54.894713; -2.938607 (Carlisle Cathedral) [32]
Chester-cathedral.jpg Chester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Diocese of Chester 1541
convent? to 875

secular canons from 907
Benedictine abbey 1093-1540
originally dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, then to St Werburgh

53°11′31″N 2°53′25″W / 53.191853°N 2.890308°W / 53.191853; -2.890308 (Chester Cathedral) [33]
Southx.jpg Durham Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Cuthbert
Diocese of Durham 997
secular canons 997

Benedictine priory 1093-1540
originally dedicated to St Mary and St Cuthbert

54°46′23″N 1°34′36″W / 54.773093°N 1.576667°W / 54.773093; -1.576667 (Durham Cathedral) [34]
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral North elevation.jpg Liverpool Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Christ
Diocese of Liverpool 1904
53°23′51″N 2°58′24″W / 53.397616°N 2.973336°W / 53.397616; -2.973336 (Liverpool Cathedral) [35]
2004-10-09 Manchester Cathedral.jpg Manchester Cathedral
Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George
Diocese of Manchester 1847
former collegiate parish church (1421) 53°29′06″N 2°14′40″W / 53.485103°N 2.244365°W / 53.485103; -2.244365 (Manchester Cathedral) [36]
Newcastle upon Tyne, England.jpg Newcastle Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Diocese of Newcastle 1882
former parish church 54°58′12″N 1°36′40″W / 54.970101°N 1.611128°W / 54.970101; -1.611128 (Newcastle Cathedral) [37]
Peel Cathedral 2006.jpg Peel Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St German
Diocese of Sodor and Man 1980
former Parish Church, built between 1879 and 1884, spire removed 1907
became cathedral in 1980 after several attempts to restore the ruined cathedral on St Patrick's Isle came to no avail
54°13′31″N 4°42′00″W / 54.225353°N 4.699917°W / 54.225353; -4.699917 (Peel Cathedral) [38]
Ripon Cathedral 2.jpg Ripon Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid
Diocese of Ripon and Leeds 1836
monastery pre-660

later collegiate with secular canons (10th century?)

54°08′06″N 1°31′13″W / 54.134968°N 1.520158°W / 54.134968; -1.520158 (Ripon Cathedral)[39]
Sheffield Cathedral south front.JPG Sheffield Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul
Diocese of Sheffield 1914
former parish church 53°22′59″N 1°28′09″W / 53.383089°N 1.469293°W / 53.383089; -1.469293 (Sheffield Cathedral) [40]
Southwell minster1.jpg Southwell Minster
Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham 1884
collegiate with secular canons to 1840 53°04′36″N 0°57′15″W / 53.076664°N 0.954180°W / 53.076664; -0.954180 (Southwell Minster) [41]
Wakefield spire.JPG Wakefield Cathedral
Cathedral Church of All Saints
Diocese of Wakefield 1888
former parish church 53°40′59″N 1°29′48″W / 53.682928°N 1.4966847°W / 53.682928; -1.4966847 (Wakefield Cathedral) [42]
York Minster close.jpg York Minster
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter
Diocese of York 300
Mother church of the Province of York 53°57′45″N 1°04′55″W / 53.962366°N 1.081848°W / 53.962366; -1.081848 (York Minster) [43]

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

Province of Westminster[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Brentwood Cathedral2.jpg Brentwood Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen
Diocese of Brentwood 1917
parish church 1861 51°37′11″N 0°18′24″E / 51.619625°N 0.306560°E / 51.619625; 0.306560 (Brentwood Cathedral) [44]
NorwichRCC.JPG Norwich Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist
Diocese of East Anglia 1976
52°37′45″N 1°17′02″E / 52.629104°N 1.283888°E / 52.629104; 1.283888 (Norwich RC Cathedral) [45]
NorthamptonCathedral.JPG Northampton Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury
Diocese of Northampton 1850
formerly the parish church of St Felix 52°14′53″N 0°53′55″W / 52.248029°N 0.898486°W / 52.248029; -0.898486 (Northampton Cathedral) [46]
Nottingham-cathedral.jpg Nottingham Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Barnabas
Diocese of Nottingham 1850
52°57′17″N 1°09′26″W / 52.954671°N 1.157097°W / 52.954671; -1.157097 (Nottingham Cathedral)[47]
WestminsterCathedralFull.jpg Westminster Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Blood, St Mary, St Joseph and St Peter
Archdiocese of Westminster 1910
Mother church of the Province of Westminster 51°29′45″N 0°08′23″W / 51.495923°N 0.139599°W / 51.495923; -0.139599 (Westminster Cathedral) [48]

Province of Birmingham[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
St Chads Cathedral Birmingham.jpg Birmingham Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Chad
Archdiocese of Birmingham 1839
Mother church of the Province of Birmingham
pro-cathedral 1839-1841
52°29′08″N 1°53′55″W / 52.485523°N 1.898714°W / 52.485523; -1.898714 (Birmingham RC Cathedral) [49]
Clifton Cathedral from north (600px).jpg Clifton Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul
Diocese of Clifton 1973
preceded by The Pro-Cathedral of the Apostles 51°27′35″N 2°36′59″W / 51.459723°N 2.616356°W / 51.459723; -2.616356 (Clifton Cathedral) [50]
Shrewsbury Cathedral.JPG Shrewsbury Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady Help of Christians and St Peter Alcantara
Diocese of Shrewsbury 1850
52°42′19″N 2°45′14″W / 52.705288°N 2.753993°W / 52.705288; -2.753993 (Shrewsbury Cathedral) [51]

Province of Liverpool[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Lancaster St. Peter Cathedral.JPG Lancaster Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter
Diocese of Lancaster 1924
54°02′49″N 2°47′38″W / 54.046820°N 2.793757°W / 54.046820; -2.793757 (Lancaster Cathedral) [52]
Leeds Cathedral.jpg Leeds Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Anne
Diocese of Leeds 1878
rebuilt 1904 after original site used for road-widening 53°48′02″N 1°32′49″W / 53.800622°N 1.546999°W / 53.800622; -1.546999 (Leeds Cathedral) [53]
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.jpg Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ the King
Archdiocese of Liverpool 1967
preceded by two earlier unfinished cathedrals 53°24′17″N 2°58′06″W / 53.404841°N 2.968385°W / 53.404841; -2.968385 (Liverpool RC Cathedral) [54]
MiddlesbroughCathedral.JPG Middlesbrough Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary
Diocese of
Middlesbrough
1983
translated to Coulby Newham from Middlesbrough town centre 54°31′22″N 1°12′49″W / 54.522774°N 1.213692°W / 54.522774; -1.213692 (Middlesbrough Cathedral) [55]
NewcastleRC.jpg Newcastle Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary
Diocese of Hexham
and Newcastle
1882
54°58′09″N 1°37′09″W / 54.969085°N 1.619271°W / 54.969085; -1.619271 (Newcastle RC Cathedral) [56]
Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Salford.jpg Salford Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist
Diocese of Salford 1850
53°29′01″N 2°15′40″W / 53.483669°N 2.261027°W / 53.483669; -2.261027 (Salford Cathedral)

[57]

Cathedral Church of St Marie.JPG Sheffield Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Marie
Diocese of Hallam 1980
53°22′53″N 1°28′05″W / 53.381303°N 1.468070°W / 53.381303; -1.468070 (Sheffield RC Cathedral) [58]

Province of Southwark[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Arundel Cathedral.JPG Arundel Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Philip Howard
Diocese of Arundel
and Brighton
1965
formerly (to 1971) dedicated to Our Lady and St Philip Neri 50°51′19″N 0°33′33″W / 50.855161°N 0.559069°W / 50.855161; -0.559069 (Arundel Cathedral) [59]
Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface.jpg Plymouth Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface
Diocese of Plymouth 1858
50°22′25″N 4°09′06″W / 50.373672°N 4.151628°W / 50.373672; -4.151628 (Plymouth Cathedral) [60]
PortsmouthRCCathedral.jpg Portsmouth Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist
Diocese of Portsmouth 1882
50°48′01″N 1°05′38″W / 50.800415°N 1.093998°W / 50.800415; -1.093998 (Portsmouth RC Cathedral) [61]
St georges roman catholic cathedral southwark.jpg Southwark Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St George
Archdiocese of Southwark 1850
Mother church of the Province of Southwark 51°29′52″N 0°06′28″W / 51.497830°N 0.107878°W / 51.497830; -0.107878 (Southwark RC Cathedral) [62]

Bishopric of the Forces[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
AldershotCathedral-2.jpg Aldershot Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George
Bishopric of the Forces 1972
Cathedral built by Sir Robert Lorimer 1892/3 initially for the Anglican chaplaincies of the British Army 51°15′36″N 0°45′36″W / 51.260035°N 0.760117°W / 51.260035; -0.760117 (Aldershot Cathedral)

Ukrainian Catholic Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
UkrainianCatholicCathedralLondon.JPG London Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Family in Exile
Eparchy of Holy Family of London 1968
former United Reformed Church 51°30′48″N 0°09′02″W / 51.513443°N 0.150644°W / 51.513443; -0.150644 (London Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral - Holy Family in Exile, Westminster) [63]

Diocese of Gibraltar[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned west.jpg Gibraltar Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned
Diocese of Gibraltar 1462
36°08′23″N 5°21′13″W / 36.139672°N 5.35366°W / 36.139672; -5.35366 (Gibraltar Orthodox Cathedral)

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches[edit]

Antiochian Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
AntiochanOrthodoxCathedral London.JPG London Cathedral NW1
Cathedral Church of St George
Diocese of Western Europe 1989
1a Redhill Street, NW1 4BG 51°31′49″N 0°08′40″W / 51.530273°N 0.144335°W / 51.530273; -0.144335 (London Antiochan Orthodox Cathedral)

Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Blackley Belarussian.jpg Manchester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
2 Hall Moss Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 7AT 53°31′37″N 2°11′41″W / 53.526910°N 2.194586°W / 53.526910; -2.194586 (Belarussian Orthodox Cathedral, Manchester)

Coptic Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
CopticCathedralStevenage.JPG St. George's Cathedral, Stevenage
Cathedral Church of St George
2002
51°53′11″N 0°10′48″W / 51.8862514°N 0.1798931°W / 51.8862514; -0.1798931 (Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Stevenage)

Greek Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Birmingham Orthodox Cathedral.jpg Birmingham Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
8 Arthur Place, Summerhill, B1 3DA
former Church of England parish church
52°28′58″N 1°54′51″W / 52.482705°N 1.914185°W / 52.482705; -1.914185 (Birmingham Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Dormition of the Mother of God & St Andrew)
Leicester Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Nicholas and St Xenophon
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7NW
former Church of England parish church of All Souls
52°37′22″N 1°08′08″W / 52.622668°N 1.135446°W / 52.622668; -1.135446 (Leicester Greek Orthodox Cathedral)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral CamdenTown London.JPG Camden Town Cathedral
Cathedral Church of All Saints
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain 1991
Camden Town, NW1 0JA 51°32′20″N 0°08′16″W / 51.538768°N 0.137812°W / 51.538768; -0.137812 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - All Saints, Camden Town)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral Bayswater London.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Sophia
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain 1922
Westminster, W2 4LQ
consecrated 5 January 1882, mother church of the Greek Orthodox church in Great Britain
51°30′45″N 0°11′29″W / 51.512462°N 0.191459°W / 51.512462; -0.191459 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - St Sophia, Westminster)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral WoodGreen London.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Wood Green, N22 8LB 51°36′04″N 0°06′53″W / 51.601200°N 0.114718°W / 51.601200; -0.114718 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Dormition of the Mother of God, Wood Green)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral Camberwell London.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Camberwell, SE5 0TF 51°28′31″N 0°05′41″W / 51.475152°N 0.094789°W / 51.475152; -0.094789 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - The Nativity of the Mother of God, Camberwell)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral KentishTown London.JPG London Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Andrew
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain 1970
Kentish Town, NW1 9QA 51°32′44″N 0°08′29″W / 51.545528°N 0.141309°W / 51.545528; -0.141309 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - St Andrew, Kentish Town)
StNicholasGreekOrthodoxCathedralLondon.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Shepherds Bush, W12 8JW 51°30′15″N 0°13′59″W / 51.504252°N 0.233100°W / 51.504252; -0.233100 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - St Nicholas, Shepherds Bush)
GreekOrthodoxCathedral GoldersGreen London.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross and St Michael
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
Golders Green, NW11 8DA 51°34′26″N 0°12′06″W / 51.573944°N 0.201724°W / 51.573944; -0.201724 (London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Holy Cross & St Michael, Golders Green)

Russian Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
RussianOrthodoxCathedral Knightsbridge London.JPG London Orthodox Cathedral SW7
Cathedral Church of the Dormition and All Saints
Diocese of Sourozh
Ennismore Gardens, SW7 1NH 51°30′02″N 0°10′09″W / 51.500597°N 0.169121°W / 51.500597; -0.169121 (London Russian Orthodox Cathedral - The Dormition & All Saints, Knightsbridge)
RussianOrthodoxCathedral Hounslow.jpg London Orthodox Cathedral W4
Cathedral of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs
Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland (ROCOR) 1999
57 Harvard Road, Hounslow, W4 4ED 51°29′23″N 0°16′34″W / 51.4896539°N 0.2760637°W / 51.4896539; -0.2760637 (London Russian Orthodox Cathedral - Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs, Hounslow)

Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
UkrainianOrthodoxCathedral London.jpg London Cathedral W3
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration of our Saviour
1a Newton Avenue, London, W3 8AJ 51°30′15″N 0°16′07″W / 51.504140°N 0.268588°W / 51.504140; -0.268588 (London Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral - Holy Transfiguration, Acton)

Other churches[edit]

Ancient Catholic Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Church of the Good Shepherd.jpg Stamford Hill Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd
51°34′24″N 0°04′00″W / 51.5733797°N 0.0667173°W / 51.5733797; -0.0667173 (Ancient Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd)

Ancient and Old Catholic Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Church of Saint Willibrord with All Saints - geograph.org.uk - 555901.jpg Newcastle upon Tyne Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Willibrord and All Saints

Anglican Catholic Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location

Pro-Cathedral Church of St Augustine, Canterbury, Kent
Diocese of the United Kingdom 2008
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51°16′49″N 1°04′46″E / 51.2802952°N 1.0794293°E / 51.2802952; 1.0794293 (Anglican Catholic Church Pro-Cathedral, Canterbury)
pro-cathedral

Holy Catholic Church (Anglican Rite)[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Stoke-on-Trent Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Grace
Newport Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3NA
former Methodist church, translated from Madeley Heath
53°02′20″N 2°12′15″W / 53.038860°N 2.204132°W / 53.038860; -2.204132 ("Stoke-on-Trent, Holy Catholic Cathedral (Anglican Rite))

Liberal Catholic Church[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Putney Cathedral
Pro-Cathedral Church of All Saints
[65]
pro-cathedral 51°27′41″N 0°13′13″W / 51.461387°N 0.220346°W / 51.461387; -0.220346 ("Putney, Liberal Catholic Pro-Cathedral")

Traditional Church of England[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Windlesham Cathedral[citation needed]
Cathedral Church of St George

Wales[edit]

Church in Wales[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Bangor Cathedral from Bangor Mountain.jpg Bangor Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Deiniol
Diocese of Bangor 456
secular canons 1092 [66]
Brecon Cathedral.JPG Brecon Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist
Diocese of Swansea and Brecon 1923
Benedictine priory 1093/1110-1538 [67]
Llandaff Cathedral.JPG Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul
Diocese of Llandaff 550
monastery, secular canons 1107

originally dedicated to St Peter and St Teilo

[68]
Newport Cathedral.jpg Newport Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Woolos
Diocese of Monmouth 1921
former parish church [69]
St Asaph Cathedral.JPG St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Asaph
Diocese of St Asaph 553
monastery, secular canons 1143 [70]
St David's Cathedral.JPG St David's Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St David
Diocese of St David's 580
secular canons 1116

originally dedicated to St Andrew and St David

[71]

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

Province of Cardiff[edit]

Image Name and dedication Diocese Established/Website/Location
Cardiff Cathedral-2.jpg Cardiff Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St David
Archdiocese of Cardiff 1916
[72]
Saint Josephs Cathedral swansea-2.jpg Swansea Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Joseph
Diocese of Menevia 1987
church opened in 1888, located in Convent Street, Greenhill, SA1 2BX [73]
WrexhamRCCathedral-2.jpg Wrexham Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
Diocese of Wrexham 1907
parish church 1847

pro-cathedral 1907-1987

[74]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Edwards, David L. (1989) The Cathedrals of Britain. Norwich: Pitkin Pictorials
  • Fawcett, Richard (1997) Scottish Cathedrals. London: B. T. Batsford / Historic Scotland
  • Galloway, Peter (2000) The Cathedrals of Scotland. Dalkeith: Scottish Cultural Press ISBN 1-84017-026-3
  • New, Anthony S. B. (1972) The Observer’s Book of Cathedrals. London: Frederick Warne & Co.
  • Pepin, David (1994) Discovering Cathedrals. Aylesbury: Shire Publications
  • Platten, Stephen (1999) Cathedrals & Abbeys of England. Norwich: Jarrold
  • Thorold, Henry (1986) Collins Guide To Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales. London: Collins
  • BBC (2012) England's lesser-known Cathedrals. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/19077358

External links[edit]

Media related to Cathedrals in England at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Cathedrals in Wales at Wikimedia Commons