Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cheshire, England and is an iconic feature in the city centre. Its striking appearance and large number of events through each year mean it is a truly important part of Chester Life for the local community. The cathedral is only a few minutes walk from our Newtown hair salon, and is therefore part of the journey to work for our team as well as our clients.

Brief Cathedral History

Chester Cathedral was founded by the Normans in 1093 and is the seat of the Bishop of Chester. Built on a site that had been occupied by a Roman basilica, the cathedral’s most famous feature is its spire, which at 160 metres high (525 ft) is one of the tallest in England.

Cathedral Architecture

The entire building features stunning natural stone work, with wonderful detailing throughout. The interior contains a plethora of medieval stone carvings and a huge variety of stained glass, as well as monuments to many notable people including: George Washington, John Bunyan and William Penn.

The cathedral also houses some significant statues such as “St Patrick and His Cat” by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm; “The Angel of Christian Charity” by Carlo Marochetti; “Ceres” by Thomas Thornycroft; and “St Hugh” by John Flaxman.

Lego Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is also home to a huge scale model of the entire cathedral complex built from Lego bricks! This amazing structure is approximately 4 metres long and 2 metres tall. The model is built with over 350,000 bricks in 11 different colours and 69 different types of Lego brick.

Extinction is Forever

Extinction is Forever is, at the time of writing, the latest exhibition at Chester Cathedral by conservation artist Jacha Potgieter. This exhibition highlights climate change and the impact it is having on the natural world. Our photos below show a life sized sculpture of a rhino, made from plastic bottle tops in nets to highlight climate issues.

Find Chester Cathedral

Located right in the heart of this historic city, the cathedral has great access and lots of parking choices as well as public transport links.