Westminster Cathedral or Metropolitan Cathedral near Westminster Abbey/Parliament House is dedicated to the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales
Westminster Cathedral is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Lord Jesus Christ. It was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley. The foundation stone was laid in 1895 and the fabric of the building was completed eight years later.
The awesome interior of the Cathedral contains fine marble-work and mosaics. The fourteen Stations of the Cross, by the sculptor Eric Gill, are world renowned
Originally the Cathedral site was known as Bulinga Fen. The Benedictine monks who were the builders and owners of Westminster Abbey reclaimed it and subsequently used as a market and fairground. In the 17th century a part of the land was sold by the Abbey for the construction of a prison which was demolished and replaced by an enlarged prison complex in 1834. The site was acquired by the Catholic Church in 1884.
Nearest Tube/Railway Station- Victoria (Victoria Line; District Line; Circle Line)
Address: Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW Tel: 020 7798 9055
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