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Encyclopedia > Peel Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Saint German or Peel Cathedral. is located in Peel, Isle of Man. The current cathedral was the parish church of Peel until 1980. The original cathedral of St. German was inside the walls of Peel Castle and fell into ruins in the 1700s.


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Peel, Isle of Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Peel was never capital of the Island, but Peel Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of Sodor and Man.
Peel is a popular seaside destination for Manx residents and visitors in summer and is noted for its narrow streets of fishermen's cottages and a sizeable promenade and sandy beach.
In 2005, a new floodgate was installed at Peel to retain the waters of the River Neb and thus afford the moored boats the ability to float at low tide.
cathedral: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (4095 words)
A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric.
In this sense therefore, the word cathedral, although colloquially used as a noun, is in fact the adjective of the proper term cathedral church, from the Latin ecclesia cathedralis (where "church" is the operative word).
Although a cathedral may be amongst the grandest of churches in the diocese (and country), especially in the medieval and rennaisance times, this has never been a requirement and (especially in modern times, where functionality rather than grandeur are the foremost consideration) a cathedral church may be modest in structure.
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