London: Westminster Cathedral
About Westminster Cathedral:
Westminster Cathedral is the Mother Church for Roman Catholics in England and Wales. It is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ and was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley. The foundation stone was laid in 1895 and the building was completed eight years later.
The interior is awesome in its splendor, even though it is incomplete. It contains fine marble-work and mosaics. The fourteen Stations of the Cross, by the sculptor Eric Gill, are world renowned.
In the treasury you can see a display of rare ecclesiastical objects, vestments, chalices and sacred relics acquired by the Cathedral since its opening in 1903. There is a small admission fee.
The Cathedral is open daily for everyone. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available for several hours each day. There are many Masses every day, so check their website for times.
Note: The Cathedral receives no funding from the Vatican, the Diocese or the Government. It costs over £5000 a day to run the Cathedral and keep it in good condition. Therefore they ask that you be generous and consider a donation to this magnificent building.
Finding Westminster Cathedral:
Address: Victoria Street London SW1P 1LT
Tel: 020 7798 9055
Fax: 020 7798 9090
Service times: 020 7798 9097
Click here for the official website of Westminster Cathedral
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