St Davids Cathedral

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Saint Davids Cathedral
Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi
St David's Cathedral and Bishop's Palace - geograph.org.uk - 774149.jpg
St Davids Cathedral from the gatehouse
Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 5°16′06″W / 51.88194°N 5.26833°W / 51.88194; -5.26833
LocationSt Davids, Pembrokeshire
CountryWales
DenominationChurch in Wales
Previous denominationChurch of England
Websitestdavidscathedral.org.uk
History
Authorising papal bull1123
Foundedc. AD 589
Founder(s)St David
Consecrated1131
Relics heldSt David
Architecture
Architect(s)Medieval masons
John Nash (18th century)
George Gilbert Scott (19th century)
StyleRomanesque architecture, English Gothic architecture
Groundbreaking1181
Completedmid-13th century
Specifications
Length90 metres (300 ft)
Nave width22.5 metres (74 ft)
Height35 metres (115 ft)
Administration
DioceseSt Davids
Clergy
Bishop(s)Joanna Penberthy
DeanSarah Rowland Jones
SubdeanLeigh Richardson
Canon ChancellorDr. Patrick Thomas
Canon TreasurerSian Jones
Laity
Organist/Director of musicOliver Waterer
Organist(s)Simon Pearce
Chapter clerkArwel Davies

St Davids Cathedral is an old cathedral in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The current building was built between the 11th and 13th centuries. Saint David is buried there, and he started the first church here in the 6th century.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Brief History". St Davids Cathedral.