Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich

4.5
After nearly a century as the parish church of the Catholic community in Norwich it became the mother church of the new diocese of East Anglia in 1976.

It now takes its place with its ‘elder sister’, the Anglican cathedral which is located in the centre of the city. Norwich is one of the few English cities to have two cathedrals and, over the last 30 years, we have grown closer in a spiritual and practical partnership.

As well as being a beautiful building St John’s is a place of prayer that is open every day to all who come in search of peace and tranquillity. It is also the home of a large parish community.
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  • Pleased that we timed our visit as Mass was taking place. Cafe is good. Interesting that you must walk round the back of the building to enter the cathedral (passing the cafe).  more »
  • Set a little outside the city centre but worth the walk. Great visitor centre and the cathedral itself is fascinating as an example of Victorian/Edwardian church architecture. Recommended. Just don’t....  more »
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  • The exterior looks rather forbidding but the interior has a lovely, holy atmosphere. Kindly and helpful staff. Well stocked gift shop and also a small library. The "Garden Cafe" is very pleasant. Good toilets. Limited parking.
  • We attended an anniversary celebration in the narthex. A fairly recent extension that has been carefully designed to match the historic Roman Catholic cathedral. A really lovely venue that complements the building perfectly.

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