Talk:Glasgow Cathedral

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Ruined Cathedrals?[edit]

The article states that Glasgow Cathedral "unlike many disused and ruined cathedrals in Scotland, it is still a place of active Christian worship". I am struggling to think of these 'many' cathedrals that are disused and ruined. St Andrews springs to mind, and there may well be others, but not 'many'. A few perhaps. Is the author perhaps getting confused with all of the ruined Abbeys that there are around? It may sound like I am being picky, but it would be a fundamental misrepresentation of the reformation to use a ruined abbey to make any comment re cathedrals. It is important to recognise that, at the reformation, the congregations and clergy largely carried on as before but 'reformed'. The church buildings remained the same and in most cases the person standing at the front remained the same, what changed was the style of worship, the theology, and the governance of the church. As such, most cathedrals will have carried on in use, at least initially, although their size will have proved difficult to manage for the new style of worship and so they seldom remained unchanged. This is quide different to an Abbey after the monastary is dissolved. Some of these buildings continued as parish churches, but their principal purpose no longer existed and that is why they were abandoned.Ewan carmichael (talk) 14:15, 30 March 2008 (UTC)