Uncover the story of Sheffield’s two Cathedrals

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Hidden behind their austere facades are the intricacies of these storytelling buildings of symbolism, ceremony and life in the city.

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There’s been a place of worship on the site of Sheffield Cathedral for more than 1000 years.  Like many churches, Sheffield Cathedral is a building with many stories to tell, including Sheffield’s story from early 12th century when William de Lovetot built the first church on the site.  These stories tell of great men and women who have lived in the city, the unique Screen of Swords and Bayonets in St George’s Chapel, the 12th Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment and commemorating links with HMS Sheffield.  

Just around the corner is the hidden gem of St Marie’s RC Cathedral full of fine carvings, sculptures and stained glass; an unaltered 19th century Lewis organ and architecturally important 15th century alabaster panels.

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