Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Lancashire

Full dedication: Cathedral of Christ
Became a Cathedral in 1978

The largest Church in the United Kingdom, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is full of superlatives - the World's largest Anglican Cathedral, Europe's biggest pipe organ, one of the five largest churches in the World, seating for 7000 people!

The Diocese of Liverpool was formed in 1880 and the foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1904. The Cathedral was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, a 22 year old catholic, and was orginally to an even larger scale than the Cathedral which was finally completed in 1978. Two World Wars interrupted the work.

The massive Tower (107 feet high) can be climbed for superb views of Merseyside. The Cathedral is so large that it is sometimes a little soulless, and Gilbert Scott's penchant for building railway stations is very much in evidence. But the sheer scale of his vision makes up for any shortcomings and the Cathedral certainly dominates the Liverpool skyline.

At the other end of the appropriately named Hope Street stands Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral.

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