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Here's our archive of members who have previously been highlighted in the spotlight section on the homepage. Please peruse and find out more about the places that our members come from.

Lincoln Cathedral A place to inspire and explore, Lincoln Cathedral’s grand architecture and links with the Magna Carta make it impossible to miss. Come and marvel at the nave and be amazed by the tranquillity of such a stunning building. Sit and pray in one of the side chapels or take a tower tour and gaze far and wide, let Lincoln Cathedral take you away.

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Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral thrives as a place of worship, welcome and hospitality, inspiring all who come. Recently voted the UKís Number One Landmark by Trip Advisor users, the Cathedral is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and incomparable setting at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With remarkable medieval claustral buildings and magical woodlands and riverbanks, Durham Cathedral is a remarkable place to visit. Free entry.

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Blackburn Cathedral Blackburn Cathedral is an amazingly light, airy and friendly space, exhibiting a good blend of early Georgian and C20 architecture and some significant pieces of modern art. Widely renowned for its music, the Cathedral has a world class organ, wonderful acoustics and six exceptional choirs. Our creative and often ground-breaking responses to the inner urban context of the Cathedral and diversity of the town make this a Cathedral for everyone.

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Worcester Cathedral WORCESTER, one of Englandís loveliest cathedrals, with Royal tombs, medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt, magnificent Victorian stained glass and possibly the worldís first round Chapter House. Services three times daily. Open daily 7.30am-6pm. We welcome families, groups, and individuals, and have a coffee shop / gift shop. ĎTurn up for a Tourí at 11am & 2.30pm from Mon-Sat, April-November, or groups may pre-book (charges apply). Free admission.

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Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral is celebrating Easter with a rich programme of liturgy, worship, music and lectures. Families are invited to join our Craft Workshops and an Easter Trail around the Cathedral following the clues to identify a mystery person from the past and win a mini-egg. See our website www.canterbury-cathedral.org for more details.

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Chester Cathedral Nick Fry, Heritage Officer, recently developed a ĎConnoisseur Dayí based around Chester Cathedralís magnificent 14th century woodcarvings. For groups with more time to look in detail at a specific feature it includes coffee, a general tour, lunch, an illustrated lecture and a visit to the Quire itself. The tour is popular with historical/ NADFAS groups. Itís hoped to extend the concept to the stained glass.

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Rochester Cathedral KJV400 Ė In workshops over the last 6 weeks, renowned Medway artist / calligrapher Nick Stewart and 9 A-level students from Kent have created this unique exhibition, inspired by the King James Bible, especially for Rochester Cathedral. Using just ink, bleach and water they have produced amazing pieces of work incorporating quotes from The Book of Psalms. www.facebook.com/pages/KJV400/256256614393655. Show runs from 22nd Oct to 4th Nov 2011.

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Manchester Cathedral No trip to Manchester is complete without visiting its Cathedral. Whether you wish to come and see the ancient architecture (including medieval misericords, modern stained glass and carved angels), to attend a service and listen to our choir, to have coffee, to learn, or to attend a special event or exhibition, you are very welcome to come and visit us. A free explorer trail for families is available during holidays and weekends. Free entry.

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Open as an architectural and historical site but principally a place of worship, Saint Patrickís warmly welcomes all visitors. Built in 1191 it became a cathedral in 1224. The Cathedral is now the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (Anglican). It hosts a wide variety of events during the year. Charges are made for those visiting for sightseeing. Your contribution directly supports the future of this historic and holy building.

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Gloucester Cathedral Where a warm welcome awaits you. Gloucester Cathedral, or The Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, stands in the north of the city near the river Severn. This has been a place of Christian worship since its foundation by Prince Osric of Mercia in around the year 679. "In Tune with Heaven and In Touch with Daily Life" - come and see what we are all about. Admission Free.

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St Paul's Cathedral, London An innovative exhibition opens at St Paulís this summer. Oculus: an eye into St Paulís uses state-of-the-art 270˚ film experience to immerse visitors in the fascinating 1400 years of history of the cathedral. Discover more about the daily life of St Paulís: a vibrant church at the heart of a cosmopolitan city. Two virtual access films open up areas that visitors might not otherwise reach: flying them through the dome and Wrenís Great Model.

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Rochester Cathedral Before Magna Carta came Ö. Textus Roffensis - a book of laws dating back to King ∆thelbert. From 26 Ė 28 July there is a rare outing for this rare text in its birthplace, along with other Rochester and Canterbury manuscripts from the period. On 27 July there will also be related family fun activities running in Rochester, including the medieval crafts of calligraphy, wine-making and candle-making. See www.rochestercathedral.org for more details.

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St Paul's Cathedral, London An innovative exhibition opens at St Paulís this summer. Oculus: an eye into St Paulís uses state-of-the-art 270˚ film experience to immerse visitors in the fascinating 1400 years of history of the cathedral. Discover more about the daily life of St Paulís: a vibrant church at the heart of a cosmopolitan city. Two virtual access films open up areas that visitors might not otherwise reach, flying them through the dome and Wrenís Great Model.

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York Minster York Minster is a world-famous artistic and architectural masterpiece built between the 1220s and the 1470s. You'll see traces of every age from the Roman occupation of York onwards to the future of this working and worshipping church. The sound of choral music has lifted the spirits of visitors and pilgrims for centuries. York Minster offers people of all ages a wealth of things to see and memories to treasure.

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Norwich Cathedral Norwich Cathedral has stood since 1096 as a place of pilgrimage and prayer and is the most complete Norman Cathedral in the UK. The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Norwich offers a world class visitor experience with an award winning refectory and gift shop.

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Glastonbury Abbey St. Patricks Chapel. Trustees and staff at Glastonbury Abbey are celebrating success on the Lottery. The Abbey has been awarded £49,200 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to repair and enhance the 16th century almshouse chapel of St Patrick, which is situated in the Abbey grounds.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral August 2008 will see the opening of the new Cloisters at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Part of the Millennium Project, the cloisters, together with a new Chapel, are the last part of the Cathedral to be completed.

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St Albans Cathedral Saturday 21st June 2008
Festival Pilgrimage

10.30am: Pilgrimage Procession: giant puppets tell the story of Albanís martyrdom, retracing the route from his trial to the hill where he was executed.
11.30am: Festival Eucharist in Cathedral
1 to 4pm: Picnic and stalls on the Abbey Orchard; & chariot racing, lion-taming, circus skills, bouncy castles
4pm: Festival Evensong and Procession to the Shrine.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral August 2008 will see the completion of major works at Suffolk's Cathedral known as the Millennium Project. A new gothic style Tower, Cloisters and two chapels have been added to complete the last unfinished Anglican cathedral.

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Exeter Cathedral Should you visit Exeter Cathedral, you will be struck by its beauty and antiquity. The imposing Norman towers were kept when Bishop Bronescombe, influenced by the new Gothic (Early English) cathedral at Salisbury, decided on grandiose rebuilding in 1270. The work took nearly a century but resulted in a wonderful Cathedral Church in Decorated Gothic style, prompting Bishop Grandisson (1327-69) to write to Pope John XXII praising its splendours.

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