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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
+44 1603 624615
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Beautiful building and interior.Very impressed how they describe Catholic faith to visitors.Please... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derby, United Kingdom
A place of worship, history and beauty.

One of two Cathedrals in Norwich. Repeat visits required to see this extensive Catholic cathedral... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne Marie D
Filey, United Kingdom
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If you have never visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist – now’s the time! The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the UK. After nearly a century as the parish church of the Catholic community in Norwich it became the mother church of the new diocese of East Anglia in 1976. Now a Grade 1 listed building, its external grandeur and magnificent interior, especially the fine stonework and beautiful stained glass, make it well worth a visit for those interested in religious, spiritual or architectural history. You can even take tours up the tower, and see the wonderful views of Norwich and beyond. Since the opening of the Narthex in May 2010, the Cathedral also has an education gallery, a shop, a refectory and a community garden. Not only is the Cathedral an inspiring setting, but it is also a wonderful place to relax. Open seven days a week – 7.30am – 7.30pm. Entrance is FREE. Part of Norwich 12 - an initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust.
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Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
+44 1603 624615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building and interior.Very impressed how they describe Catholic faith to visitors.Please visit and leave a donation.Hoped to see a priest for a few words but maybe next time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of two Cathedrals in Norwich. Repeat visits required to see this extensive Catholic cathedral. Peaceful atmosphere in church itself. Interior tasteful; magnificent pillars and beautiful stained glass windows. Crucifix above main altar, similar to that at Westminster Cathedral. I understand there are guided tours....More

Thank Anne Marie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully example of a Cathedral, located just outside the city ring road. We accessed it via footbridge over the A147, from the ‘Norwich Lanes’ part of the city. It took about 10 mins to walk there from the centrally located market place. Take time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the last day of my staying in Norwich I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful cathedral a genuine masterpiece that worth to be visited . It´s not far away from the city centre .

Thank LilyFlynn
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Awe-inspiring site - well worth the effort to visit this excellent cathedral- exceptional architecture and a special spiritual ambiance here.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Yes, that is the style I like. As soon as I entered this cathedral I liked it, the nave, the columns, the, in my eyes, touching crucifix in front of the beautiful stained glass windows, the whole atmosphere. Interesting special: the exhibition about namesake churches...More

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I always like to visit churches and cathedrals. This cathedral is spectacular with Victorian architecture which i'm a fan of, it is absolutely stunning.

Thank BajanSammy
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We popped in here on the Heritage Open Weekend recently and were treated to a superb tour of the 'hidden places' around the cathedral, from the balconies to the roof voids, showing that the stone that the cathedral appears to be made from is just...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A beautiful Victorian (?) Cathedral with plenty to admire architecturally. Peaceful and calm in the city bustle.

Thank GJT
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a very striking building built on a mound overlooking the city. It is comparitively new with work starting on it as late as 1884. the first services were held in 1910.However it should be said that much earlier buildings were constructed on the...More

Thank Barry S
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David C
3 November 2016|
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Response from Martin P | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so as the tower part would get extremely icy in winter...send them a email or tweet them maybe
Gillian J
24 October 2016|
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Response from climbing_the_walls | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair access to the Cathedral is via the vehicle entrance off the pavement on Earlham Road. Continue along the side of the building until you come to the Narthex entrance. From here you have access to the Cathedral (and... More