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Nottingham Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Barnabas has been a place of praise and worship for over 170 years and was designed and built under renowned architect AWN Pugin.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Opening times

Open 7am to 7pm daily.


North Circus Street

This beautiful church was designed and built under renowned architect AWN Pugin and the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Nicholas Wiseman in 1842, who had brought with him the relics of Saint Barnabas from Rome. St Barnabas was opened in 1844, important as at that time the Cathedral was the largest Catholic church to have been built in England since the Reformation. It is one of the hidden gems of the city of Nottingham. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of St Barnabas Cathedral. It is richly decorated as Pugin had originally intended and is the very heart of the Cathedral.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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