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Encyclopedia > St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee
St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is an Episcopal Cathedral in the city of Dundee, Scotland. It is the Cathedral and administrative centre of the Diocese of Brechin. The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... 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. ... Dundee (Scottish Gaelic: ) is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, with a population of 143,090. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... The Diocese of Brechin The Diocese of Brechin is in the North East of Scotland, and part of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


Built on the site of the medieval seat of power in the area, the castle which formerly stood on the site had been besieged by the armies of William Wallace, Andrew de Moray and later by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The stronghold was destroyed during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. A small portion of the castle still remains within the Cathedral grounds. During the building of modern offices on Exchange Street behind the cathedral workers discovered remains of the castle in the form of a crypt-like structure underground. It is thought that the site may have borne fortifications from as far back as 80AD. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... William Wallace William Wallace (c. ... Andrew de Moray, a member of the Scottish nobility, went to prison with his father, Sir Andrew de Moray, following the 1296 Battle of Dunbar. ... Robert I, King of Scots, usually known as Robert the Bruce (July 11, 1274 – June 7, 1329, reigned 1306 – 1329), was, according to a modern biographer (Geoffrey Barrow), a great hero who lived in a minor country. ... The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between Scotland and England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. ... The Wars of the Three Kingdoms were an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in Scotland, Ireland, and England between 1639 and 1651 at a time when these countries had come under the Personal Rule of the same monarch. ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ... Events By place Roman Empire The Emperor Titus inaugurates the Flavian Amphitheatre with 100 days of games. ...


The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid on July 21, 1853 and it was completed in 1855. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and is in the style of the Middle or Decorated period of Gothic architecture. July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... See also Gothic art. ...

In 1847, Alexander Penrose Forbes was elected new Bishop of Brechin who chose to make Dundee his permanent residence. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alexander Penrose Forbes (June 16, 1817 _ October 8, 1875), Scottish divine, was born at Edinburgh. ... The Bishop of Brechin is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Brechin. ...

At the time of Bishop Forbes' arrival, St Paul's Chapel met in rooms in nearby Castle Street, which Forbes considered to be dreary and "unworthy of the worship of the Almighty". Thus, he "urged his people to take on the holy work of building, to the glory of God, a stately church", a place which would offer refuge to the many poor that lived in the surrounding tenements.

The total cost of the building was £14,000 and it took the congregation 10 years after its completion to pay off all the debts incurred. The church was dedicated on All Saints Day, November 1, 1865. ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom Inflation 2. ... This article is about the Christian holiday. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...

St Paul's was raised to Cathedral status in 1905 and is now a Grade A listed building. 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...



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