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Westminster Cathedral

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Westminster Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Westminster (to give it its proper name) can be found just down the road from London's Victoria station. Built on land acquired by the Catholic Church in 1884, it was designed in the Byzantine style by John Francis Bentley. Although the interior is still a work in progress, it has stunning mosaics, distinctive marble floors and columns, and boasts a fine series of the Stations of the Cross carved in stone by the sculptor Eric Gill. Over the centuries, this same piece of land has been the site of a market, a fairground, a maze, a bull-baiting arena and a prison. The Cathedral celebrated its centenary in 1995, when the Queen became the first sovereign since the Reformation to attend a Roman Catholic liturgy. Is it perhaps time it became as well-known a London landmark as Westminster Abbey?

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It is a unique building, the focal point of the Catholic Church in England and home to Eric Gill's Stations of the Cross, surely peerless as a 20th century devotional work of art.

Paul Ryan


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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

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