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Inverness Cathedral, Inverness

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Inverness Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the city of Inverness in Scotland close to the banks of the River Ness. It is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain and was the first new Protestant cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.HistoryBishop Robert Eden decided that the Cathedral for the united Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness should be in Inverness. The foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley, in 1866 and construction was complete by 1869, although a lack of funds precluded the building of the two giant spires of the original design. The architect was Alexander Ross, who was based in the city. The cathedral is built of red Tarradale stone, with the nave columns of Peterhead granite.The cathedral congregation began as a mission in 1853, on the opposite side (east) of the River Ness.Interior
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  • Our group of six were here for the 11 am sunday service, which happened to be holy communion on the day we went. Friendly clergy and parishioners alike made us feel welcome (we were from London, Engla...  more »
  • Lovely Victorian cathedral by Alexander Ross with Hardman glass and Robert Lorimer screen. The cathedral is situated beside the River Ness.  more »
  • Whilst exploring Inverness, we saw this gorgeous cathedral and had to go in. Inside there's beautiful architecture, especially the angel statue. I marvelled at how lovely it was. It wasn't busy which ...  more »