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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich

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4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
The Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the city of Norwich, Norfolk, England.HistoryThe cathedral, located on Unthank Road, was constructed between 1882 and 1910 to designs by George Gilbert Scott, Jr. as a parish church dedicated to John the Baptist, on the site of the Norwich City Gaol. The funds for its construction were provided by Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk. He funded it as a generous gift to the Catholics of Norwich as a sign of thanksgiving for his first marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings.In 1976, it was consecrated as the cathedral church for the newly erected Diocese of East Anglia and the seat of the Bishop of East Anglia. In 2014, for the first time since 1558, a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated in this episcopal see's cathedral.It is one of two cathedrals in the city of Norwich, the other being the Church of England Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, completed in the Norman style in 1145. It is the second largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England.
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  • More modern Cathedral than the other Norwich one but I liked it more. The stain glass windows are amazing. Perhaps since less visited it retains a more friendly feeling. 
  • I took the guided tour with my daughter. We had very good guide who told us the story of the cathedral in a way that I will remember. Maybe not for people who are sceard of hights. 
  • Beautiful building with awesome stained glass windows. Great lobby with shop, cafe and toilets. We were made to feel welcome - approached by a guide who shared the history of the cathedral with us and...  read more »
  • One of two Cathedrals in the city of Norwich. Both are beautiful and this (some would say lesser known of the two) one is an impressive structure that is well worth a visit.
  • A most beauriful and sacred place. Was there one evening near Christmas with my fiance. He had never been there and is from the area. I plan on coming back to visit again. Just so breathtaking and serene. Felt close to our creator! Sincerely, Monica Best
  • Such an awesome and massive structure. Peaceful place, silence and tranquility everywhere. Get closer to God!!
  • This is a really beautiful building and the lighting for photography is perfect for shadows and vivid light. We just popped in for a walk around and really enjoyed the tranquility.
  • Very impressive Catholic cathedral. Well worth a visit.
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