Chester Cathedral is the mother church of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and is located in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England. The cathedral, formerly St Werburgh’s abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the centre of worship, administration, ceremony and music for the city and diocese.

The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and the heritage site, including the former monastic buildings, lying to the north of the cathedral is also listed Grade I. The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular are represented in the present building.

The cathedral and monastic buildings were extensively restored during the 19th century amidst some controversy, and a free-standing bell-tower was added in the 20th century. The buildings are a major tourist attraction in Chester, a city of historic, cultural and architectural importance. In addition to holding services for Christian worship, the cathedral is used as a venue for concerts and exhibitions.

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Ann x

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful interior capture, Ann. An amazing cathedral, indeed, with a very interesting history.

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work Ann

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Ann

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    this is really lovely work Ann.x

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Ann!

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    An imposing capture of the magnificent site!!!! Bill

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot Ann

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