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Like a medieval chapel, it is the first chapel in an English cathedral designed as a columbarium, a resting place for the ashes of the dead, whose names are engraved in the stone walls.*

*from the Sheffield Cathedral handbook

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 21st 2020

The open arcaded design of the new St George’s Chapel allows a view through to the upper part of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit beyond.*

The Sheffield Steel Nativity by Brian Fell sometimes stands just within the entrance to the chapel, depending on the season.*

*From the Sheffield Cathedral guide book

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 15th 2020

Sheffield Cathedral is the oldest building in Sheffield still in daily use. Formerly the Parish Church of Sheffield, it was granted Cathedral status in 1914 – however the history of Christianity on this site goes back over 1000 years.
Like many churches, Sheffield Cathedral is a building which has many stories to tell. It tells [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2020

The Peace Gardens area was originally the churchyard of St Paul’s Church, which was built in the 18th century. The church was built to accommodate Sheffield’s increasing population, which had outgrown the capacity of the Parish Church (which is now the Anglican Cathedral).
A wealthy local goldsmith called Robert Downs paid for St Paul’s Church to [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2020

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6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 29th 2020

… A solo walk in pictures

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 25th 2020

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