Manchester: Manchester Cathedral

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I can’t quite believe I’ve never visited Manchester Cathedral before, given the number of times I’ve walked past this building and never even given it a thought to even take a look inside. Isn’t it ironic how little attention we pay to things and places that have always existed in our own cities or towns?

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Manchester Cathedral is in the heart of the city and has been one of its main attractions for more than 600 years. There was a new calling for a new collegiate church to be built, so in 1421 it was Henry V who signed a royal charter for permission for the rebuild, and then in 1847 a new Manchester diocese was created and this church became a cathedral.

One day, as I went for a walk around the city, I decided to visit the inside of Manchester Cathedral.

I was surprised as I entered because I hadn’t quite imagined it would be as big as it was from the outside. It’s actually a really beautiful cathedral, and the interior is a great example of mediaeval carved woodwork in the North of England; the stained glass is more modern as the church suffered damage in World War II. It also had more renovations after it was damaged in the 1996 IRA bombing.

It’s a great place for anyone who enjoys architecture and would like to learn more history about our vibrant little city.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take many photos as my battery was running low. Maybe I’ll visit again and post a few more.

If your visiting Manchester City Centre, do take a look inside. You can find the cathedral at Victoria St., Manchester M3 1SX.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our cities’ little cathedral. Stay blessedย ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Natalie โค๏ธ

16 thoughts on “Manchester: Manchester Cathedral

  1. Very impressive! Never been to Manchester, but a visit is hopefully in the books someday! Definitely will need to visit its eponymous cathedral when I do! Thanks for sharing, Nat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks for reading. Rebecca It’s nowhere near as big as London, but it’s one of the quirky and most popular cities here.ย ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Nice piece Natty, I love the history. Visiting churches and cathedrals in The UK is always such a joy for me. I have seen very little of Manchester and would love to do the city properly one day. When I do, this cathedral will definitely be on the list.

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    • Thank you, Leighton, and me too. I love the architecture and learning all about the history. To be honest, I haven’t toured Manchester properly myself, and since I’ve lived here all my life ha , I’d say this would be a good place to visit when you visit.

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