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St Columbs Cathedral flying the Crimson Banner of the Apprentice Boys of Derry
St Columbs Cathedral flying the Crimson Banner of the Apprentice Boys of Derry

St Columb's Cathedral in the walled city of Londonderry, Northern Ireland is the Church of Ireland cathedral for the diocese of Derry. Image File history File links St Columbs Cathedral in Londonderry flying the Crimson Banner of the Apprentice Boys of Derry. ... Image File history File links St Columbs Cathedral in Londonderry flying the Crimson Banner of the Apprentice Boys of Derry. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Derry or Londonderry (in Irish, Doire or Doire Cholm Chille), often called the Maiden City, is a city in Northern Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...


It is dedicated to Saint Columba, the Ulster monk who established a Christian settlement in the area before being exiled from Ireland and introducing Christianity to Scotland and northern England. Saint Columba (7 December 521 - 9 June 597), the Latinized version of the Irish name Colmcille (Old Irish Columb Cille) meaning Dove of the church, was the most outstanding of the Dark Agesan Irish missionary monk who helped re-introduce Christianity to Scotland and the north of England. ...


It was built in 1633 in the Gothic style. In the porch is an inscription: Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... Gothic architecture characterizes any of the styles of European architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, in use throughout Europe during the high and late medieval period, from the 12th century onwards. ...

If stones could speake then London's prayse should sound
Who built this church and cittie from the grounde.

The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...

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