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LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL

Taken from Woodside Ferry

The Anglican Cathedral was begun in 1904 and only completed in 1978. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, who won the commission to design the building at only 21 years of age, it is built mainly of locally quarried sandstone. It abounds in superlatives… the largest Anglican Cathedral in Europe, largest working church organ in the world (over 10,000 pipes), highest (219ft/67 m) and heaviest (31 tons) ringing peal of bells in the world, highest Gothic arches ever built, and so on, a veritable feast of craftsmanship.

 

This truly is ‘one of the great buildings of the world’ (John Betjeman) - a living, vibrant witness to God, standing over the City of Liverpool, the region and the Diocese it seeks to serve.

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Taken on October 30, 2011