Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile

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The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile
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The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile is located in Central London
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile
Shown within Central London
Coordinates: 51°30′48″N 0°09′02″W / 51.51343°N 0.150657°W / 51.51343; -0.150657
LocationLondon, W1
United Kingdom
DenominationUkrainian Greek Catholic
Websiteparish.rcdow.org.uk/ukrainianchurch/
History
Consecrated1968
Architecture
Architect(s)Alfred Waterhouse
StyleRomanesque Revival
Years built1889–1891
Specifications
Capacity900
Administration
ProvinceEparchy of the Holy Family
Clergy
Bishop(s)Hlib Lonchyna

The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile (Ukrainian: Українська Католицька Катедра "Пресвятої Скитальчої Родини") is the cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Holy Family of London.[1] It is the seat of the nation's Ukrainian Catholic Eparchial bishop, and overlaps in jurisdiction with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, among others.[2]

It is the named after the Holy Family, during their flight into Egypt. It is located at Duke Street (off Oxford Street), Mayfair, London, England. It is open for worship daily.

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The building it occupies was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1891 for occupation by the Congregational King's Weigh House. They sold it to the Ukrainian Catholics in 1967, to be the new headquarters of the local apostolic exarchate created in 1957 by the then Pope Pius XII. Internal adjustments were then made to adapt the building to Catholic customs.

It was closed temporarily in 2007 when part of the ceiling collapsed, but has since been refurbished.[3] The iconostasis created by a Ukrainian monk, Juvenalij Mokrytsky, was not affected by the ceiling's collapse.[4]

On 18 January 2013 the Exarchate was elevated to the rank of an Eparchy (full bishopric) by Pope Benedict XVI.[5]

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