Liverpool Cathedral

by Shaun Taylor July. 25, 2019 147 views

Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool. It may be referred to as the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool (as recorded in the Document of Consecration) or the Cathedral Church of the Risen Christ, Liverpool, being dedicated to Christ 'in especial remembrance of his most glorious Resurrection'.[1] Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral and religious building in Britain.[2]

The cathedral is based on a design by Giles Gilbert Scott, and was constructed between 1904 and 1978. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin), is 207 yards (189 m) making it the longest cathedral in the world;[n 1] its internal length is 160 yards (150 m). In terms of overall volume, Liverpool Cathedral ranks as the fifth-largest cathedral in the world[3] and contests with the incomplete Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City for the title of largest Anglican church building.[4] With a height of 331 feet (101 m) it is also one of the world's tallest non-spired church buildings and the third-tallest structure in the city of Liverpool. The cathedral is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.[5]

This Cathedral manages to be both a church and a tourist attraction, and get the balance right unlike many I have been in. The building itself seems to be a Marmite building either you love it or you hate it. Personally I love it and manage a couple of visits a year.

For the photographer the challenge is trying to capture the beauty of the place and its grandeur without out resulting to a postcard type photograph

The Cathedral will always have a special place for me and my wife because we celebrated getting engaged whilst visiting

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