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Encyclopedia > Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral: Spire and south transcept.
Norwich Cathedral: Spire and south transcept.

Norwich Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in the city of the same name in Norfolk, England dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 956 KB) Summary Photographed by J-wiki Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 956 KB) Summary Photographed by J-wiki Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Shown within Norfolk Geography Status: City (1195) Government Region: East of England Administrative County: Norfolk Area: - Total Ranked 322nd 39. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq...

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Construction

The structure of the cathedral is primarily in the Norman style, having been constructed at the behest of Bishop Herbert de Losinga between the late 11th century and about 1145. The total length of the building is 461 feet (140 metres). Significant alterations from later periods include a 315 foot (96 metre) spire completed in 1465, and a two-storey cloister, the only such in England, which was built between 1300 and 1430. The Nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave anticipates the Gothic style. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Events Pope Lucius II is succeeded by Pope Eugene III Nur ad-Din ascends to power in Syria Construction begins on Notre-Dame dChartres in Chartres, France Korean historian Kim Pusik compiled the historical text Samguk Sagi. ... Events July 13 - Battle of Montlhéry Troops of King Louis XI of France fight inconclusively against an army of the great nobles organized as the League of the Public Weal. ... Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France A cloister (from latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral, monastic and abbey architecture. ...


The cathedral is built of flint and mortar faced with limestone brought in from Caen. Standing at 315 feet, the cathedral's spire is the second tallest in England, and dominates the city skyline; only Salisbury Cathedral's is higher. Like Salisbury and Ely, the cathedral lacks a ring of bells - the only three English cathedrals to do so. ‘Caen stone’ is a light creamy-yellow Jurassic limestone. ... Salisbury Cathedral in the early morning light. ...


The bosses on the roof timbers number over 1,000. Each is decorated with a theological image and have been described as without parallel in the Christian world.


The precinct of the cathedral, the limit of the former monastery, is between Tombland and the River Wensum - building materials were taken up the Wensum and unloaded at Pulls Ferry. Cathedral Close, which runs from Tombland into the cathedral grounds, contains several properties. The River Wensum is a river in Norfolk, England and a tributary of the River Yare. ...


The grounds also house the King Edward VI school, and statues to the Duke of Wellington and Admiral Nelson. The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Lord Nelson Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander. ...


In 2004 the new award-winning visitor centre (National Wood Awards 2004), by Hopkins Architects and Buro Happold opened on the site. Hopkins Architects (formerly Michael Hopkins and Partners)established in 1976, is a prominent British architectural firm. ... // Aerial view of the Millennium Dome Buro Happold is a professional services firm providing engineering consultancy, design, overseas development consultancy, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects buildings, infrastructure and the environment. ...


Gates

There are two gates to the cathedral grounds, both on Tombland (the pre-Norman marketplace). In 1420 Sir Thomas Erpingham, benefactor to the city, had the gate which bears his name built, sited opposite the west door of the cathedral leading into Cathedral Close. Sir Thomas Erpingham was a English knight, immortalised as a character in the play Henry V by William Shakespeare, as an officer in the kings army. ...

The cloisters at Norwich Cathedral (engraving)
The cloisters at Norwich Cathedral (engraving)

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The Cathedral Choirs

The Cathedral Choirs consist of boys, girls and gentlemen. The Cathedral Choir has places for around 16 boys aged from 7-13 years. The boys all attend Norwich School in the Cathedral Close, with at least 50% of their fees being paid by the Norwich Cathedral Endowment fund. With the gentlemen of the choir, the boys sing at six services a week and often more during special times of year such as Easter and Christmas. There are 12 gentlemen of the choir, six of them being choral scholars (often Music students from the University of East Anglia). The gentlemen of the choir sing with the boys' choir, but also sing fortnightly with the girls' choir at Tuesday evensong. The boys and gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir are currently (2006) directed by Mr David Dunnett. Norwich School is situated in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and is one of the oldest schools in the country, with a traceable history as far back as 1096. ... Easter, also known as Pascha (Greek Πάσχα: Passover), the Feast of the Resurrection, the Sunday of the Resurrection, or Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). ... Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. ... A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a mastery of some academic discipline. ... The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university located in Norwich, Norfolk, England, founded as part of the British Governments New Universities programme in the 1960s. ...


The Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir was formed in 1995 to give girls the chance to contribute to the musical life of the cathedral. It has places for 24 girls, who are older than the boys, at the secondary age of 11-18 years. The girls do not all attend the same school, instead coming from a wide variety of schools around Norwich and Norfolk. They sing evensong once weekly (alternately on their own and with the gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir) and at least one Sunday Eucharist a term. The girls sing more often during busy times of the year such as Easter and Christmas. The Girls' Choir is directed by assistant organist Mr Julian Thomas. Shown within Norfolk Geography Status: City (1195) Government Region: East of England Administrative County: Norfolk Area: - Total Ranked 322nd 39. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... For the death metal band from Sweden, see Eucharist (band) The Eucharist or Communion or The Lords Supper, is the rite that Christians perform in fulfilment of Jesus instruction, recorded in the New Testament,[1] to do in memory of him what he did at his Last Supper. ... Easter, also known as Pascha (Greek Πάσχα: Passover), the Feast of the Resurrection, the Sunday of the Resurrection, or Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). ... Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. ...


Both choirs regularly go on musical tours - recent locations including United States of America, Malta, Holland, and Norway -, sing at other churches around the diocese and release choral CDs.


The other Cathedral

It is one of two cathedrals in the city, the other being the Roman Catholic St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich, built 1882. As the two cathedrals are at opposite ends of the city, this can cause some confusion amongst tourists who are directed towards 'the cathedral'. A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city of Norwich, Norfolk. ...


As the oldest and most established of the two, this is felt to be the 'main' cathedral in the city.


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