Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist, Norwich
Norwich Catholic Cathedral, Unthank Road
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This is the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia, serving the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, along with the Unitary Authority of Peterborough.
St. John the Baptist's Cathedral stands on one of the highest points in Norwich. The building of the Church commenced in 1882 and was the inspiration of Henry Fitzalan Howard, the 15th Duke of Norfolk. He gave £200,000 for the construction of a church offered as an act of his thanksgiving for his happy marriage to his wife, Lady Flora. She is commemorated in the St. Joseph's Chapel, where each of the windows depicts one of her names. This chapel is used for weekday Mass, morning and evening.
The architecture of the church follows the Early English style of the 13th century, with liberal use of deep grey Frosterly marble from Durham.
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Norwich Roman Catholic Cathedral
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