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Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

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Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, or more formally, the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Waterford City, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Waterford, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory.Ecclesiastical historyThe first church on the site was built in the 11th century. This was replaced in 1210 by a Gothic Cathedral. Following the Irish Reformation, a new body was established by decree of the Irish Parliament to became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland, as it was named, assumed possession of most church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin liturgy of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. Since Christ Church Cathedral was taken over in this way, Roman Catholic adherents were consequently obliged to worship elsewhere. In the 18th century, the city corporation recommended that the bishop erect a new building. The architect was John Roberts, who was responsible for much of Georgian Waterford.
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  • This old church has centuries of history attached to it. We took a very self explanatory tour. This is great for history buffs and those who love old churches.  more »
  • Friends of ChristChurch Cathedral Waterford, keep this beautiful building open from Ist November to 1st March,12-3 Monday - Friday and 12-2 on Saturday for your enjoyment. Sunday services are at 8.30a...  more »
  • Close to Bishops Palace and Medieval Museum The Cathedral is well worth a visit however only open from Easter to Oct, But from the outside it is a spectacular building.  more »
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  • Beautiful example of a Georgian church. Good interpretive display and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • It is one of the finest georgian buildings in the country. A fascinating and very interesting cathedral well worth a visit.
  • for for a bit of mass