Salford Cathedral is about 3 blocks away from the main campus; a good thing as the bells ring on the hour and I keep forgetting to bring a timekeeper^^
The cathedral looks like castle from this angle, right?
The inside is even more impressive.
Even the floor is fancy^^
This stained glass window tells the history of the Catholic Church in the area as it goes along; you can find Henry the 8th and the repeal of the abolishment of the diocese if you look hard enough.
And here’s George and the dragon (a super tiny one^^)
Don’t quote me on this, but I think this is the grave of the first bishop of Salford. It would be the bishop of Manchester, but Anglicans and Catholics are by law not allowed to have the same diocese seats. But they share schools sometimes. And playgrounds. And tea, because tea fixes all rifts, right?
The Lady chapel has this marble carving all over it.
Stained glass everywhere! (can you tell I like stained glass yet?)
And screens to separate out the different little niches.
The day chapel is covered in Byzantine-style icons of the life of Jesus.
And more snazzy flooring
There are also lot of tiny altars from when the Carmalites were attached to the cathedral. Interestingly enough they are thinking about moving them back, so they might need these again^^
Here’s another little one.
The ceiling is pretty impressive
There’s too much too see here, so I’m just going to leave it at that^^