Silent Sunday…….. Off to Church


Derby Cathedral

Just one image this Sundays visit to a Church.  It is the most fantastic, maybe, dramatic wrought Iron Chancel Screen.  Erected in 1725 it is the work of local Blacksmith Robert Bakewell.  Derby Cathedral is, in Cathedral terms, a new Cathedral.  It received Cathedral status in 1927.  Prior to that it was know as ‘All Saints Church’.

There was a religious building on this site as long ago as 943ad.  More substantial building occurred in the 11th and 14th century.  But in the late 1500’s the church went through a very ‘bloody’ period during a period of the persecution of Protestant’s.

Many rebuilds and extensions have occurred since and today you are greeted with a very contemporary feel to a very old church…. all rather special with the added touch of a unique Screen, a tribute in it own right to the skill of the craftsman.

As always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other 

10th May

(C) David Oakes 2020

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