Happy Sunday! This week’s My Sunday Photo is of Truro cathedral which is in the town I live in. I took this photo yesterday when the weather wasn’t the best. As you can see from the steeple there is mist partially covering it.
On Thursday we had a visit to the cathedral from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. People were queuing from 7 am to meet them. I would have loved to popped down, but I thought it would have been too busy with a 7-month-old.
The cathedral is relatively new. It was completed in 1910. Designed in a gothic revival style by architect John Loughborough Pearson. It’s a stunning building with so much detail included in the building. You can honestly spend ages staring up at all the statues included in the building’s design. But it’s needing a lot of repair work to be done.
A couple of the highlights to mention when you visit Truro Cathedral are the gorgeous stained glass rose window and the High Altar. The three beautiful circular rose windows are part of the large and inspiring collection of Victorian stained glass created by Clayton and Bell. The High Altar is the area that is central to worship at the cathedral. Behind it is the magnificent reredos incorporating the themed sculpture of Christ sacrificed.
There is a coffee shop and restaurant as well as a gift shop. It’s free to enter the cathedral and well worth a visit if you are in Truro. I can spend ages just looking up at the building work. It’s stunning.
Wills and Kate were at Truro cathedral to back the campaign to urgently raise funds for the repair work needed on the roof. It’s a multi-million-pound appeal.
They signed slates for the roof, which is the appeal to help replace all 60,000 slates. Any one can go along and pay to sign a roof slate with the money funding the roof replacement. It’s going to take 5 years to replace all the slates.
It’s £25 if you wish to sign and design a whole slate, or £5 is you want to share a slate with other people.
A couple of Summer’s ago my sister and I participated in a free tour to learn all about the history of the cathedral. The tour lasted an hour and we learned so much about the design, history and who used and uses the cathedral now. I love local history so found the tour inspiring and completely fascinating.
If you ever come down to Cornwall, I suggest you pop along to Truro cathedral to see for yourselves.