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Blackburn Cathedral is located in the centre of Blackburn, Lancashire. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version...
Blackburn Cathedral is located in the centre of Blackburn, Lancashire. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Enlarge
Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is officially known as the Cathedral Church of Blackburn Saint Mary the Virgin. The cathedral is situated in the heart of Location within the British Isles. Blackburn is a town in Lancashire, England, with a population of about 140,000. It was a key centre for the textile industry during industrial revolution and is popularly known as the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Blackburn is known to fans of The... Blackburn town centre. The cathedral site has been home to a church for over a thousand years and the first stone church was built on there in This article talks about the Norman people. There is also a city named Norman, Oklahoma in the United States. The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were Scandinavian invaders (especially Danish Vikings) who began to occupy the northern area of France now known as Normandy in the latter... Norman times.


History

With the creation of the Diocese of Location within the British Isles. Blackburn is a town in Lancashire, England, with a population of about 140,000. It was a key centre for the textile industry during industrial revolution and is popularly known as the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Blackburn is known to fans of The... Blackburn in 1926 (taken from the Diocese of Manchester) the impressive parish church of St. Mary the Virgin was raised to Cathedra is a Latin word for throne. Originally, it designates any chair with armrests; in ancient times, this was commonly seen as a sign of authority. In the Roman Catholic Church, the word came to be associated with the bishops throne, which stands in the main church of the... cathedral status. The church, which was built in Events February 11 - University College London is founded, under the name University of London. April 1 - Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine. June 14-15 – The Auspicious Incident: Mahmud II, sultan of Ottoman Empire, crushes the last mutiny of janissaries in Istanbul July 26 - Last auto de fe... 1826 and designed by architect John Palmer is the name of several notable individuals, including: John McAuley Palmer (1817-1900), U.S. Civil War general and governor of Illinois; John McAuley Palmer (1870-1955), American First World War general and military theorist, the grandson of the first John McCauley Palmer; John Palmer (1742-1818), inventor... John Palmer, now forms the cathedral's nave.


In the early Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur Tansley coins term ecosystem War, peace and politics Socialists proclaim The death of Capitalism Rise to... 1930s, fundraising began to enlarge the cathedral so that the building complemented its newfound importance. By 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-May January 3 - The March of Dimes is established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. January 11 - Frances Moulton is the first woman to become president of a US national bank. January 20 - Wedding of King... 1938, enough money had been raised and work began on enlarging the new cathedral. Although work was interrupted by Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... the war, it was resumed afterwards and continued through the Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. See History of nuclear weapons Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, and thus the Sputnik crisis The De Havilland Comet enters service as the worlds first jet airliner Charles Townes builds a maser in 1953 at Columbia University... 1950s and into the early Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. Many of the trends of... 1960s. After the death of architect W.A. Forsythe in 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year - i.e., one that looked the same upside down - since 1881, and the last until 6009. Events January January 1 - The farthing coin, used since the 13th century, ceases to be... 1961, architect Laurence King joined the project and designed the distinctive lantern tower. The lantern tower, which consists of 56 different panes of coloured glass and an aluminium spire, was completed in 1967 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1967 From Wikipedia 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). Events January January 3 - Edward Tyree III is born in Philadelphia, Pa. The Famous... 1967.


The cathedral was finally completed in For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). Events January-February January 1 - First woman Episcopal priest ordained. January 6 - EMI sacks the Sex Pistols January 18 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious legionnaires disease January 18 - Australia experiences its worst railway disaster... 1977 and what had been built over the past decades was finally consecrated as Blackburn Cathedral.


Recent Developments

In 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. Events January January 1998 - A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to... 1998, the lantern tower underwent restoration, being rebuilt in natural stone (the original Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. Many of the trends of... 1960s tower was constructed in concrete) and the windows were replaced.


Further work was carried out in 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000/ 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001 to re-build the east end roofs and parapets and blend them into the existing structures. Upon completion of this work the cathedral was finally deemed to be finished after over 70 years of construction.


As well as this rebuilding a new piece of art was commissioned. The 35 foot by 26 foot sculpture, which has been named 'The Healing of The Nations' is an abstract steel and copper circular piece which contains thousands of interwoven Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. Fiber optics is the branch of science and engineering concerned with optical fibers. Uses of optical fiber The optical fiber can be used as a medium for telecommunication... fibre optics that create ever-changing patterns of light. It is deemed by many as one of the most innovative pieces of modern sculpture at any English Cathedral.


The cathedral still forms an important part of the community. It is open to visitors and has a gift shop and café as well as hosting numerous concerts.


External link

Blackburn Cathedral Website (http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/cathedral/)


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The cathedral is situated in the heart of Blackburn town centre.
With the creation of the Diocese of Blackburn in 1926 (taken from the Diocese of Manchester) the impressive parish church of St. Mary the Virgin was raised to cathedral status.
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Blackburn is known to fans of The Beatles as the town featured in the song "A Day in the Life".
Blackburn is administered by Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority, which has been controlled by the Labour Party since 1945.
Bill Fox, chairman of Blackburn Rovers and president of the Football League from 1998 until his death in 1991, was born in Blackburn on 6 January 1928.
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