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“Miserere nostri”

Birmingham Cathedral
Ranked #30 of 285 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city. Designed in a fine English Baroque style, this elegant Cathedral is decorated with four stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Daily services and prayer, Cathedral shop open most days. All are welcome.
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Miserere nostri”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Although unable, for reasons of distance, to attend the Evensong
broadcast on 9th April, I was transported there by the radio, and can
confirm that the choir and organ-playing are just as described and praised in several posts on this site. Well worth a visit. But Oh Dear! The mousy female cantor rubbed it in even more than other Anglican cathedrals do, what a disaster women clergy are from a musical point of view. This one did not only (like the rest) lack the volume to hold her own with the choir, but could not even pitch every note correctly and hold it steady. Such a shame! (R.K., Sutherland.)

Visited April 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Quiet and beautiful.”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

According to wiki this is the third smallest cathedral in the country. We met the chaplain who we had a nice chat with. The Burnes-Jones windows are stunning. I'd recommend taking the time to visit and enjoy the peace of this beautiful building regardless of your religion or not.

Visited April 2014
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“Worth having a look here”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We were welcomed by a very friendly woman who explained lots of 'nice to knows' about the history of this cathedral, for example their marvellous stained glass windows.

Visited March 2014
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“Making Birmingham a city”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The cathedral is placed in a lovely little park, which is nice to sit in with a cop of coffee, when the sun is out.

From the outside the cathedral looks bigger than from the inside - and it won't take long to have a look around. Actually I was a bit disappointed... I have seen regular churches much bigger than this - I guess I expected something grand based on it being a cathedral,

However - if you are looking for peace a quiet and a break from the business outside, you will find it in the church. And I guess that is what is it all about.

The staff are very friendly, and you can take photos, if you donate what you can spare to the church.

Visited March 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“A Good Spot for a Break”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stopped into St Philip's on our walk back to the center of town from the Jewelery Quarter. The green churchyard with a few tombstones led us right into the building itself. People were busy doing real-life church musician things, so we just sat quietly for a few minutes in a pew and enjoyed a rest in a pretty, peaceful place. If you are a church-building connoisseur, better read someone else's review.

Visited January 2014
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