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Modern Catholic Cathedral with good acoustics

Visited here on Sunday in the sunshine which flowed through the stain glass windows. Very spacious... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Reflection. ❤️

I came back here to visit after many years... 34 to be honest... my memory of this Roman Catholic... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Clifton Cathedral House Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX, England
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visited here on Sunday in the sunshine which flowed through the stain glass windows. Very spacious. No wonder it won an award from the Concrete Association as it is all concrete- apparently to build it on a shoestring. Disappointed me that there is no Crucifix...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I came back here to visit after many years... 34 to be honest... my memory of this Roman Catholic has not faded. It was with great excitement I remember the opening of this new Cathedral in the 1973. As a young teenager. We came here...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Externally this building is bizarre and I find it rather ugly. Typical of it time and the fact that it’s entirely concrete. However on the inside the concrete works visually and the ceiling design is truly unusual. The soaring flat sections and sheer scale of...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This a Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1973. It's a stunning but quite austere building that relies upon different finishes to the concrete interior. The wall art is both inspiring and attractive. Relief is provided by the stunning stained glass which is both traditional but...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Really well worth a visit. Modern cathedrals in the UK are rare. This one dates from the 1970s. By chance later in the day I can across the former cathedral which is now covered into student accommodation.

Thank 3650Chestnut
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visited this cathedral on a Tuesday and had it to myself .Outside it looks like a cheaper and grimmer Liverpool RC Cathedral but inside it is very much more attractive and light and airy .The stained glass is vey effective .Well worth a look

Thank sknock
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very much a hidden gem as there were no other tourists. This is as seen on the pictures very far from the classic RC cathedrals with their heavy wood carvings etc. This is raw. Not romantic at all, but certainly a place to see if...More

1  Thank Nubus
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Is it a bunker? the base of a mad scientist? of someone trying to take over the world? Opened in 1973 and undergoing renovations during my visit. Reminds me of some American churches. Not a fan. Too much concrete, not enough wood, not enough soul....More

1  Thank GraindeSalt
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Many people may not bother to come here as it is up the hill from the city. But it is a rare treat as one of the only C20th cathedrals in Britain. It is like Liverpool Metropolitan but on a smaller scale. A hexagonal shape...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It is hard to say anything very kind about the exterior of this cathedral - the Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul: it is a solid modern slab of concrete with an ugly upthrusting 'spire'. But I find the large interior quite pleasing. There...More

Thank Paul S
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