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Friday Photo – St Philip’s in the Snow

Posted June 28th, 2019 by Dave Evetts with No Comments
St Philip's Cathedral in Birmingham in the snow

Cathedral Church of St Philip in Birmingham

If the heat gets too much for you today, comfort yourself with this chilly view of St Philip’s Cathedral from 3rd March 2018. Not even a pigeon to be seen.
St Philip’s was built in 1715 as a parish church. The population of Birmingham had grown too large for the original parish church of St Martin’s in the Bull Ring.  The artist Edward Burne-Jones was born in Bennett’s Hill nearby.  He designed and donated magnificent stained glass windows to the church in the 1890s. St Philip’s became a cathedral when the Diocese of Birmingham was created in 1905.

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