Salford Cathedral

Salford Cathedral
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^^

Salford Cathedral
The cathedral looks like castle from this angle, right?

Salford Cathedral
The inside is even more impressive.

Salford Cathedral
Even the floor is fancy^^

Salford Cathedral
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.

Salford Cathedral
And here’s George and the dragon (a super tiny one^^)

Salford Cathedral
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?

Salford Cathedral
The Lady chapel has this marble carving all over it.

Salford Cathedral
Stained glass everywhere! (can you tell I like stained glass yet?)

Salford Cathedral
And screens to separate out the different little niches.

Salford Cathedral
The day chapel is covered in Byzantine-style icons of the life of Jesus.

Salford Cathedral
And more snazzy flooring

Salford Cathedral
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^^

Salford Cathedral
Here’s another little one.

Salford Cathedral
The ceiling is pretty impressive

Salford Cathedral
There’s too much too see here, so I’m just going to leave it at that^^

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