Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Lichfield Cathederal, the final look.

Hi folks,
Part three of this fascinating building.

The Nave Altar installed in 2003.

Closeup of the flags of war above the South Transept.

Into the Chapter House, built in the first half of the 13th century with its wonderful roof.

With its medieval wall painting above the entrance door.

St Chad Gospels, it has been dated back to 730 ad which makes it one on the oldest books in Britain.

The famous Lichfield Angel dated from the late 8th century and was found during excavations of the Nave and was probably part of the original shine to St Chad.

An artifact from the Anglo Saxon Hoard, this is a computer generated replica.

The Cathedral under attack, quite a story in itself.

Lastly just up the road in The Hospital of St, John the Baptist is this famous window installed in  the chapel in 1984 by John Piper. there is also a much larger version in Coventry Cathedral.

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed the tour, Mike


  1. The workmanship in our cathedrals and other historic buildings astounds me.... Thank goodness so many of them are so well looked after and survive ... the hours that tiny seahorse took to make !
    Thanks Mike... carry on with your fabulous work!
    Eileen xx

  2. I'm home, so have time to enjoy your blog. Beautiful Cathedral, it's great that people find the time to look after these ancient building.It's a pity that more people don't appreciate them.

  3. That roof is astounding Mike ! So much exceptional art in every aspect, we are so lucky to have such wonderment to look at.........Thanks to you Mike for your great Pics.
    Chris and Dave R