St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

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    St Anne’s Cathedral

    by MalenaN Written May 21, 2011

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    Construction of the cathedral was begun in 1899, but it was not completed until 1981. Well, the 40 metre high spire in stainless steel was added as late as 2006, it is named a Spire of Hope. Even if the cathedral was not completed, but only the nave, the church was consecrated in 1904.

    Inside there are beautiful mosaics and stained glass windows. There is also a large Celtic cross.

    The cathedral is open to visitors Monday - Friday between 10 - 16, and also before and after service on Sundays.
    The cathedral choir sings twice on Sundays.

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    by leics Written Aug 6, 2010

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    St Anne's Cathedral isn't was only started in 1899. But it's taken a long time to finish (as all UK cathedrals have done).

    Inside, there's a rather lovely ceiling representing the Creation, made from 150, 000 little bits of glass. And a maze: the black line, representing sin, leading to a dead end.........and the white line, for goodness, leads to the altar and salvation.

    The only person buried within the cathedral is Lord Edward Carson (1854-1935).

    The stainless-steel spire (rather odd, I think) was added to the cathedral in 2007 and is called the 'Spire of Hope'. It pierces the structure through a glass platform, so you can see it from inside the church as well as from outside.

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    by stevezero Written Feb 18, 2006

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    St Anne's Cathedral has impressive stained glass windows, and figures of Courage, Agriculture, and Justice. There are four Archangels around the nave, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. The tops of the pillars depict Courage, Science, Commerce, Healing, Agriculture, Music, Justice, Masonry, Arts, Women?s Work, and Wisdom. Baptismal area contains an amazing mosaic of The Creation. Made of over 150,000 pieces of glass, it shows the four elements, Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
    It was built between 1898-1904

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