Wrexham Cathedral

Wrexham, United Kingdom

The Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as St Mary's Cathedral or Wrexham Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Wrexham, Wales. The cathedral was originally built as a parish church in 1857. Its architect, Edward Welby Pugin, adopted a 14th-century Decorated Gothic style. The church replaced an earlier chapel, located in King Street, which by the 1850s was deemed insufficient for the growing congregation, and finance was provided by a local industrialist. Further additions to satisfy a still-growing congregation were made in the mid-20th century, in the form of the cloister and side chapel.

The church was designated a pro-cathedral in 1898 upon the establishment of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Menevia. It was consecrated on 7 November 1907.

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Founded: 1857
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lennyw99 (15 months ago)
One of the smallest cathedrals I have visited. You could fit the whole thing into the nave of some of the bigger cathedrals but still worth a visit. It has a small car park but we managed to find parking for our large camper a short walk away in the Asda / Wilkos car park
Stephy Sebastian (3 years ago)
My most favourite place, good ambience to pray. Weekend Holy masses and confession every Saturday. Energetic n prayerful Parish priest, Fr.Reginald Tarimo and other service people there very friendly and kind.?????❤️❤️❤️
Sue Hughes (3 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral, but sadly attended for a funeral. One week later got a parking fine, even though I had given my details upon entering. Just compounds your grief, but cathedral were amazing and sorted it out immediately.
Reet Petite (5 years ago)
This is a tranquil church in which one can be at peace amongst the hurly burly of Wrexham. My wonderful Papa had the most uplifting and spiritual Requiem Mass here earlier this year thanks to the amazing Father Regggie who inspired us all. I often pop into one of his Masses when I'm visiting or just come in during the day for a knee bend, contemplation and prayer. Try it and you'll see what I mean. Thank you Father Reggie ❤
emma williams (7 years ago)
Popped by the cathedral to have a look inside only to be greeted by one of the wardens, who very kindly gave us a tour of the building. It is incredible, full of amazing secret stories and stunning carvings. Amazingly the chief benefactor of Yale university is buried here. He has a lovely poem on his tomb... go have a look at this gem off the beaten track!
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