How long did it take to build St George’s cathedral?
Although the foundation stone was laid by Governor William Robinson in November 1880, work was slow, often halting because of lack of funds. St George’s Cathedral was not consecrated until 15 November 1888, exactly forty years after the consecration of the first Church of Saint George.
Who is buried in St Georges Cathedral?
St. George’s chapel ranks next to Westminster Abbey as a royal mausoleum, and it became customary for royal funerals to take place there. Among the royalty buried within the chapel are Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Charles I, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and George V and Queen Mary.
Is St George’s Cathedral Catholic?
It is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archbishop of Southwark.
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