Image Gallery : Cathedrals and churches

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All 43 English Anglican Cathedrals in alphabetical order -
Birmingham : Blackburn : Bradford : Bristol: Canterbury : Carlisle : Chelmsford : Chester : Chichester : Coventry : Derby : Durham : Ely : Exeter : Gloucester : Guildford : Hereford : Leicester : Lichfield : Lincoln : Liverpool : Manchester : Newcastle : Norwich : Oxford : Peel, Isle of Man :Peterborough :Portsmouth : Ripon : Rochester : St Alban's :St Edmundsbury : St Paul's, London : Salisbury : Sheffield : Southwark : Southwell : Truro : Wakefield : Wells & Bath: Winchester : Worcester : York

Others - St David's, Wales :- St Pierre, Geneva : National Cathedral, Washington DC : Cathedral de Tui, Spain : Churches in UK & Africa

Click on the small images to display the main image, click on the main image to navigate to galleries, or click on the cathedral name in the list above. For further information on the cathedral images, email Len Abrams at

English Cathedrals. Here is a collection of images of all 43 Anglican Cathedrals in England taken over a period from July 2009 to March 2011. The cathedrals of England hold a tension, an irony, being at once places of devotion and contemplation as well as representing wealth and power from a past era. A tension runs right through most elements – a warmth and a coldness, the familiar with the alien, minute detail overshadowed by vast lines and cavernous spaces. My purpose in these images is to explore these tensions, seeking not to create an architectural record but to capture unique perspectives to be reflected upon and contemplated over. A very real contemporary tension is how these sacred buildings, which have priceless historical value, recreate themselves to hold real significance in the largely secular, urban, 21st century contexts in which they find themselves and remain true to their primary function as places of Christian worship.  My hope is that in a small way these images can bring to life again the dedicated creativity of centuries of artists, architects, builders and masons.