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Guildford Cathedral description and photos - Great Britain: Guildford. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Guildford Cathedral.
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The Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit in Guildford is the official name of Guildford Cathedral. Built relatively recently, in the 20th century, it can compete in beauty and grandeur with ancient examples of church architecture.
Diocese of Guildford was formed in 1927, and nine years later, in 1936, construction of the cathedral began. The functions of the pro-cathedral at that time were performed by the Church of the Holy Trinity, a large parish church in the city center. The building took a long time to build, construction was interrupted for several years due to the Second World War. There was not enough money for construction, a fundraising campaign was carried out. Those who wanted to help the construction could donate a small amount to buy one brick and write their name on it. The cathedral was consecrated only in 1961. The ceremony was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh and Archbishop of Canterbury. The cathedral was fully completed only in 1966. The architect of the cathedral, Sir Edouard Mauf, was able to create a modern project, which, however, shows the classic proportions and lines. The brick building has a very modern look, but it traces the Gothic motives characteristic of most cathedrals in England.
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