Friday, 8 March 2013

Arundel Cathedral

The Cathedral in Arundel is a real treasure trove! There are many nooks and crannies to explore and lots of beautiful things to see. One overwhelming thought when in the cathedral is always how dedicated the worshippers must have been to build such a magnificent building!

Let's start on the outside... There is a fabulous view of the castle and the cathedral on either side of the town as you approach Arundel, but unfortunately there is no place to stop and take a photo. The next best view is the one from the castle grounds.
The view of the cathedral from the castle grounds.

Above the entrance, the Rose Window and carved figures (I think it is Jesus and the 12 disciples (5 either side of him plus another figure in the pillar - not visible in the photo).
On the inside, you see the magnificent nave.

If you turn around and look back, you will see the Rose Window and the organ.

Just inside the door, there is a link to South Africa!
Plaque to Peter Madden, killed in action at Nooitgedacht in South Africa in 1900. (Devirani)
The cathedral is called St Philip Howard and the stained glass windows depict him and his wife. I cannot remember all the details of his life, but it has a lot to do with converting from Protestant to Catholic faith and being thrown into prison for it...

Confessionals (Retha)

Read more about Arundel.

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