Trim Cathedral

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim
The Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Trim
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53°33′30.7″N 6°47′26.2″W / 53.558528°N 6.790611°W / 53.558528; -6.790611Coordinates: 53°33′30.7″N 6°47′26.2″W / 53.558528°N 6.790611°W / 53.558528; -6.790611
LocationTrim, County Meath
CountryIreland
DenominationChurch of Ireland
Websitecathedral.meath.anglican.org
History
DedicationSt. Patrick
Administration
DioceseUnited Dioceses of Meath and Kildare
ProvinceProvince of Dublin
Clergy
Bishop(s)The Most Reverend Patricia Storey
DeanThe Reverend R W Jones
ArchdeaconThe Venerable P H A Lawrence
Laity
Organist/Director of musicMrs D Kimberley

The Cathedral Church of St Patrick, Trim is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Meath, it is now one of two cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Meath and Kildare which is part of the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.

History[edit]

The tower is a remnant of the medieval parish Church of Trim.[1]

Walter de Brugge, an English born judge, was appointed vicar of St. Patrick's in 1381.[2]

Bishops have been enthroned here since 1536 but it was not raised to Cathedral status until 1955.

The tower clock commemorates Dean Butler, the historian of Trim. Stained glass in the West window was the first ever stained glass designed by Edward Burne-Jones. During 1992 the Cathedral was re roofed and beams renewed in the gallery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The story of St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim By W.L.M. Giff
  2. ^ Butler, Reverend Richard Some Notices of the Church of St. Patrick's, Trim H. Griffith Trim 1837 p.12