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“A very unusual cathedral - well worth a visit”

Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Ranked #16 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
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Owner description: The Cathedral is Sheffield's oldest building, the ancient heart of a great city, where God has been worshipped for over a thousand years. It has watched Sheffield grow and develop over the centuries, and it tells a story - of great women and men, of wars, of industry and commerce, and of the people who have lived in Sheffield. Here people have prayed, made music, offered hospitality and cared for the poor, as they do still today. The building reflects its many uses, with the traditional worship spaces including the grand high altar and the quiet crypt chapel, but also the busy conference centre, and the Archer Project area where the homeless and vulnerable find what they need Here every visitor will find something to interest them. You can book a special visit, or just call in and explore. You may find that a service is happening, in which case you can join in or not as you choose. Everyone is invited - Sheffield Cathedral is a place for all people. We are open every day of the year.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“A very unusual cathedral - well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

A very unusual building - a perpendicular gothic anglican church with an attached chapel which was still catholic in the 30s and new modern additions.

A plan to reorientate the main building which never came to fruition has resulted in an unusual shaped cathedral which is not easy to navigate. Don't miss the basement crypt and columbarium and chapel of the Holy Ghost.

The screen made of swords and bayonets in the St George's chapel is unique.

A fine collection of carved gilded wooden green men in Tudor Shrewsbury chapel.

No charge for entry. No regular guided tours available but simple descriptive leaflets free of charge.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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“Interesting and attractive Church of England Cathedral”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Well worth a visit as one of the oldest churches in Sheffield, well maintained and greatly extended in recent years, with more work planned. A popular concert venue - though not so great if you are actually taking part in performances (as I regularly do), but that's another story.

Visited November 2011
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Plymouth, Devon
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611 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
“The regimental associations are worth noting”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

With a business appointment in Sheffield, I only had ten or fifteen minutes to spare but thought I must look at this cathedral. While it does not have the type of 'must-see' features of some English cathedrals, there are still points of interest. The regimental and naval ship links are worth studying. Also, I like the way that much more recent (contemporary) architectural style sits alongside the more traditional...

Visited December 2011
1 Thank plymouth
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Sydney Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“A Quiet Space”
Reviewed June 3, 2008

The cathedral is a quiet space in the CBD. It is a simple cathedral with not too much decoration. It is open airy and light.

Whilst the Cathedral is a pleasant architectural building it is also well used and containsseveral chapels used for prayer.

A chapel in the cathedral is dedicated to the York & Lancaster Regiment.

It has its own Super Tram stop.

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