Liverpool Cathedral


If you think you know cathedrals, think again.

There are two cathedrals in Liverpool: one is Anglican, the other is Roman Catholic (also known as Metropolitan cathedral). However, the most spectacular one is the first one, the Anglican cathedral – its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ, and is located in the city centre.

It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and built from 1904 to 1978.

Although it doesn’t look that big from the outside, everything is huge in this cathedral – bigger than you can imagine, trust me. According to the Cathedral’s official website, the bell tower is the largest and one of the tallest in the world, rising to a height of 100.6 metres. It houses the highest and heaviest (67 meters, 31 tons) ringing peal of church bells in the world!

There are two pipe organs there. The Grand Organ, with 10268 pipes, is the largest in the UK and probably the largest operational organ in the world.

Some statistics:
• Length of the Cathedral 188.67 metres
• Area: 9687.4 square metres
• Height of Tower: 100.8 metres
• Choir Vault: 35.3 metres
• Nave Vault: 36.5 metres
• Under Tower Vault: 53.3 metres
• Tower Arches: 32.6 metres

The cathedral is open daily from 8:00 to 18:00. Admission is free. If you want to visit the tower, there’s a small fee but I strongly recommend that you do it because the view is astonishing, as you can see in some of my pictures!

written by paper_doll on 2010-03-23 #places #church #cathedral #lc-a #kodak-400 #england #location #liverpool #uk #b-w #lc-a-rl


  1. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    What a nice location. Great gallery!

  2. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·


  3. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great location and stunning gallery!

  4. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Some lovely shots, you should now do "paddy's wigwam" when it's sunny!

  5. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i don't think i took enough shots, maybe another time :)

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool location! Love shot n°8! :)

  7. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    thank you

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    I'm stunned by this gallery ! Thanks !

  9. little_porcelain
    little_porcelain ·

    Great photos ! :)

  10. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    wow - lovely photos indeed!

  11. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @everyone: thanks

  12. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    very nice!

  13. mombourquette
    mombourquette ·

    I used/modified/added colour to one of your images for use in a free virtual 7" I released. Here's my myspace:

  14. mombourquette
    mombourquette ·

    Oops, I forgot the link. Here it is:

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