Clifton Cathedral

Clifton Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul

Clifton Cathedral is located in Bristol
Clifton Cathedral
Shown within Bristol
51°27′35″N 2°36′59″W / 51.4597°N 2.6163°W / 51.4597; -2.6163Coordinates: 51°27′35″N 2°36′59″W / 51.4597°N 2.6163°W / 51.4597; -2.6163
Location Bristol, Bristol
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Consecrated 1973
Architect(s) R. Weeks, F.S. Jennett and A. Poremba of Percy Thomas Partnership
Years built 1970-1973
Capacity 1000
Diocese Clifton (since 1973)
Province Birmingham
Bishop(s) Declan Ronan Lang
Dean Alan Finley
Director of music Richard Jeffrey-Gray
Organist(s) Stephen Bryant

The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul is the Roman Catholic cathedral in the English city of Bristol. Located in the Clifton area of the city, it is the seat of the Diocese of Clifton and is known as Clifton Cathedral.

The interior of Clifton Cathedral. The walls are made from reinforced white concrete

Commissioned in 1965, the design was by R. Weeks, F.S. Jennett and A. Poremba of the Percy Thomas Partnership.[1]

Construction took place 1970-73 by John Laing & Son Ltd,[2] also the main contractor at Coventry Cathedral.

The Cathedral was consecrated on 29 June 1973, replacing a wooden-framed pro-Cathedral that had been built in the mid-19th century. It can group 1,000 people closely around the high altar.



  • A copper tube containing plans of the cathedral and other items were buried under the foundation stone.
  • The cathedral is constructed from reinforced concrete clad with panels of Aberdeen granite.
  • The narthex contains two stained glass windows constructed from over 8,000 pieces of glass collected from England, France and Germany.

See also


  1. ^ Burrough, THB (1970). Bristol. London: Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79804-3. 
  2. ^ Clifton Cathedral Guide

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