Bristol Cathedral

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  • Bristol Cathedral has been a place of peace and prayer since the 12th Century.

    In 1148 Robert Fitzhardinge founded the Abbey of St. Augustine. The Chapter House and Abbey Gatehouse remain clearly to be seen: other remains are within Bristol Cathedral Choir School. The eastern end of the Cathedral gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European Architecture. The Nave, Choir and Aisles are all the same height, creating the appearance of a large hall.

    Bristol Cathedral is the major example of a ‘Hall Church’ in Great Britain and one of the finest anywhere in the world.

    In 1539 the Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII’s commissioners and the nave, which was then being rebuilt, was destroyed. The rather battered building then became the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in 1542.  In 1868 plans were drawn up to rebuild the Nave to its medieval design.  The Architect, G.E.Street, found the original pillar bases, so the dimensions are much the same as those of  the abbey church. J. L. Pearson added the two towers at the West End and further reordered the interior.

    From the Twelfth Century it has been a place of daily prayer and a place where the city and diocese has marked great occasions.

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  • Bristol Cathedral Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures rising to 25°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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      5:09 am    9:07 pm
    Wednesday, May 24th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       32%  54%   2 mph
      5:08 am    9:09 pm

    Thursday, May 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  32%   6 mph
      5:07 am    9:10 pm
    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       0%  12%   10 mph
      5:06 am    9:11 pm

    Saturday, May 27th
     Drizzle overnight.
     
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       4%  32%   9 mph
      5:05 am    9:13 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       50%  88%   1 mph
      5:04 am    9:14 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       71%  88%   5 mph
      5:03 am    9:15 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       6%  85%   7 mph
      5:02 am    9:16 pm

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