The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is a fine example of the great Victorian Gothic Revival.
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is a fine example of the great Victorian Gothic Revival. Designed by George Gilbert Scott Junior, it was the generous gift to the Catholics of Norwich of Henry Fitzalan Howard as a thank-offering for his first marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings. Duke Henry, following an approach by Canon Richard Duckett, commissioned the building and took a keen interest in every aspect of its design from its initial conception in the early 1870s to its completion and dedication in 1910. Until 1976 when it became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of East Anglia, this great church was believed to be the largest parish church in England.
Cathedral Opening Times:
Monday – Sunday : 7.30am – 7.30pm
Narthex Opening Times:
Monday – Saturday (and after Sunday Mass) : 10.00am – 4.00pm