Full dedication: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Became a Cathedral in 1850
Salford Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral for the City of Manchester, on the other side of the Irwell from Manchester Cathedral. Unusually it is a more impressive and elegant building than the older Protestant Cathedral.
Augustus Pugin designed a Cathedral for this spot but for some reason his design wasn't used, instead a design by Matthew Hadfield was used. This is based around three other churches; Howden, Newark and Selby.
The interior of the Cathedral is remarkably sparse for a Catholic Cathedral and it is, all in all, one of the more rewarding Cathedral's of it's period.
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