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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich

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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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  • A curious mock up of a church, rather modern but in an older style, the highlight is the stone work, every bit of it is filled with fossils, on the steps, the walls, the pillars. 
  • We have visited Norwich for a weekend a handful of times but didn't realise they had two Cathedrals until our return this month. We have visited Norwich Cathedral in the past a couple of times but thi...  more »
  • I attended a meeting in the conference facilities and visited the Cathedral. The Cathedral is beautiful, very well preserved. The conference facilities were good and enjoyed a good lunch. Obviously th...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral. Remember, a couple centuries ago it was illegal to be Catholic, so the fact that this edifice is able to exist in peace is a beautiful fact.
  • 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.
  • Very friendly and informative attendant at the library, and wonderful gothic architectural elements
  • 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
  • Very impressive Catholic cathedral. Well worth a visit.