Report - Glasgow Cathedral - Dec. 2009

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Mr Boombastic
Regular User
Aug 30, 2008
As it's Christmas, how better to celebrate than to climb a cathedral?

From Wonkypedia:

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is today a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Glasgow. The title cathedral is honorific and historic. The congregation is part of the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is located north of High Street and east of Cathedral Street, beside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The history of the cathedral is linked with that of the city, and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt. Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy, (1817 chapter XX) gives a brilliant account of the kirk.

Built before the Reformation and serving as the seat of the Bishop and later the Archbishop of Glasgow, the building is a superb example of Scottish Gothic architecture. It is also one of the few Scottish medieval churches (and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland) to have survived the Reformation unroofed. The rood screen is also a very rare survivor in Scottish churches.




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