St Peter’s (in St Peter’s Square, next to M&S) is an ancient building with several contemporary features, where you will find a remarkable oasis of peace and tranquillity at the heart of Nottingham’s busy life.
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.