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  St Albans Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey, officially the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban) is an Anglican church at St Albans, England.
The bishop's house is in Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans, as is the house of the Bishop of Hertford.
Among the persons buried at St Albans are Thomas de la Mare, who died at the age of 87 in 1396, having been abbot for 47 years, and Sir Anthony (or Antony) Grey, who died in 1480 and was the brother-in-law of Elizabeth Woodville, the queen consort of Edward IV of England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St_Albans_Cathedral   (4300 words)

 St Albans at AllExperts
This at the spot where tradition has it that St Alban, the first British Christian martyr, was beheaded sometime before AD It was, at one time, the principal abbey in England and the first draft of Magna Carta was drawn up there, reflecting its political importance.
St Albans School, which occupies a site to the West of the Abbey and includes the former Norman Abbey Gateway, was founded in AD 948 and is the only school in the English-speaking world to have educated a Pope.
The growth of St Albans was generally slow before the 20th century, reflecting its status as a rural market town, a pilgrimage site, and the first overnight coaching stop of the route to and from London - a fact which also accounts for its many inns, many dating from Tudor times.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/st/st_albans.htm   (1703 words)

 St Albans Cathedral, a former Benedictine Abbey Church, its history and attractions
Alban, a citizen of Roman Verulamium, gave shelter to a Christian priest and was himself converted to Christianity.
In 1877 a new diocese of St Albans was created and the abbey and parish church became also a cathedral, serving Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton and Barnet.
In the town is an early 15th century clock tower, the Museum of St Albans, telling the story of the town from the end of the Roman period to today, and the three ancient churches: St Peters, St Michaels and St Stephens.
www.easterncathedrals.org.uk /stalbans.html   (668 words)

 Shrines of Britain: St. Amphibalus at St. Albans Abbey
Amphibalus' relics, or certain relics which were held to be his, were discovered at Redbourne, near St. Albans, in the days of Abbot Simon (1166-1183) and were brought in solemn procession to the church of the monastery.
The feretory of St. Alban was carried to meet these relics, as far as the place where the church of St. Mary des Prez was afterwards built.
It is in a far more fragmentary and imperfect condition than the base of St. Alban's Shrine and, like that, had been deliberately broken into pieces, upon the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and used to block the eastern arches of the 'Saint's Chapel'.
www.britannia.com /church/shrines/amphibalus.html   (411 words)

 Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
Here is a photograph of St Albans Cathedral on this local photographer's web site: http://relay.arglist.com/photos/20050123-002.jpg, (very large file), photograph taken 23 January 2005, showing the flag flown at the Cathedral to be tapered at the fly, with the saltire occupying the first part of the flag only.
St Albans Cathedral was also photographed flying the St George's Cross by the same photographer on Monday, 17 April 2006 and Sunday, 24 April 2005, so it is clear that they do not always fly the same flag.
They are often just a bicolour of the Cathedral or Diocesan arms, but in St Alban's case the saltire is a simple charge and so they chose to use a pennant that is a simplified version of their flag.
www.fotw.net /flags/gb-herts.html   (1307 words)

 St Albans Cathedral Organ - Invision Power Board
It was in St. Albans Abbey that Sam Clutton bumped into Ralph Downes and said to him "Are you up to your baroque tricks again?" which led Ralph Downes to call his book on his work with organ builders "Baroque Tricks" and a very interesting read it makes too.
My memories of the St Albans organ are restricted to a week I spent in the Cathedral there 20 years ago when my school choir took part in a performance and live recording for Deutsche Grammophon of Berlioz's Te Deum with Claudio Abbado conducting the European Community Youth Orchestra.
St Albans has never been a wealthy Cathedral so some of the work done in 1962 was done to a very tight budget (for example the casework was altered in a very inexpensive way - and certainly looks like it).
web16713.vs.netbenefit.co.uk /discussion/index.php?showtopic=58   (2609 words)

 International Organ Festival at St Albans
The Festival is staged every two years - predominantly in the magnificent historic Norman St Albans Cathedral - attracts artists, musicians and performers of the highest calibre from all around the world.
St Albans, England is 50 kilometres north of London.
At the same time, John presented Andrew Lucas, Artistic Director of the Festival and Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral, with a cheque for £100,000 towards the recently launched appeal for £700,000 to renovate the Harrison organ in the Cathedral, the instrument around which the International Organ Festival was founded.
www.organfestival.com   (417 words)

 St Albans. Things to see in St Albans
Alban got into trouble with the authorities for hiding the priest (the priest escaped).
Alban refused to surrender his faith and was ordered to death and duly executed by beheading.
St Albans is an ancient city having enjoyed over 2000 years of occupation by us in one form or another.
www.travelaccommodation.co.uk /toursuk/st_albans_tour.htm   (417 words)

 Purple - Simon Johnson at the organ of St Albans Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Cathedral organ was rebuilt by Harrison and Harrison in 1962 to a design by Ralph Downes (Organist at Brompton Oratory), working in close collaboration with Peter Hurford (Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral from 1958 to 1978).
The rebuilt organ was dedicated by the Bishop of St Albans on 18 November 1962.
In 1972 the nave of the Cathedral was reordered in response to changing liturgical needs, and at this time the manual mixtures were slightly raised in pitch and the console was moved to the centre of the organ loft with the organist facing west.
www.lammas.co.uk /purple.htm   (1752 words)

 St. Albans Cathedral in Hertfordshire - East of England - UK Attraction
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St. Albans and serves the Diocese of St. Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.
The Cathedral is also a parish church with a large and active congregation.
The Cathedral is open until 5.45pm all year round, and the honorary guides offer guided tours.
www.ukattraction.com /east-of-england/st-albans-cathedral.htm   (181 words)

 St Albans Cathedral on AboutBritain.com
At the heart of the Cathedral is the candlelit shrine of St Alban, a Roman Citizen who was put to death because of his faith in Christ.
Each year on the Saturday after St Alban's Day (22nd June), pilgrims from all parts of Britain and beyond gather in the city that bears his name, to celebrate a Patron Saint of our Isles, and to remember in prayer those who are persecuted and killed because of their faith.
The Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of St Albans.
www.aboutbritain.com /StAlbansCathedral.htm   (596 words)

 Talk:St Albans Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I would agree if the cathedral were primarily known by its association with Saint Alban rather than with the city of St Albans in the mind of most people, and the city name unambiguously has "no apostrophe or dot" to quote St Albans.
I think St Paul's Cathedral has the strongest argument to be London Cathedral though, as it is the cathedral of the Diocese of London (see [1]) - the cathedral's Bishop is titled the Bishop of London.
Westminster Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of Westminster, and Southwark Cathedral represents the Diocese of Southwark.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:St_Albans_Cathedral   (1023 words)

 Archbishop visits St Albans
Alban, a Roman soldier, had sheltered a fleeing Christian priest and was ultimately tried for his faith and condemned to death.
The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Christopher Herbert, in his sermon in the morning service called for an end to the meanness of spirit in society.
The Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, said, "By making a pilgrimage here to St Albans and by joining in the joy of creating and inhabiting the wonderful puppets we have all become part of Alban's story.
www.stalbans.anglican.org /news/2006/albantide06.htm   (185 words)

 Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation - Institutions - St. Albans School
Albans School is a college preparatory school for boys, chartered by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, in Washington, D.C. The School is dedicated to fostering the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of its students.
Albans challenges its students to achieve excellence and to embrace responsibility, and it expects them to act always with honor and to respect and care for others.
Albans School is a diverse family that welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds.
www.pecf.org /institutions/stalbans.asp   (358 words)

 St Albans Nowell- St Albans Cathedral Choir
For the Cathedral Choir it is the highlight of their musical year; the boys of the choir, in particular, take great pride in their effort and achievement at this service, perhaps more than on any other occasion.
The history of St Albans Cathedral Choir only stretches back 120 years, although the Benedictine monastery of St Albans Abbey had a distinguished musical history stretching back before 1539 when the Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII.
Since moving to St Albans he has concentrated on choral direction with the three choirs directly in his charge at the Cathedral, as well as other local choral groups and at the Purcell School of Music.
www.lammas.co.uk /nowell.htm   (1287 words)

 Slide Show - St Albans Cathedral
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban
The Benedictine foundation of St Alban would eventually become one of the country's greatest Abbeys.
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
www.btinternet.com /~m.g.hardy/av/stalbans.htm   (1007 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Cathedral's own brew goes on sale
A cathedral spokesman said in the middle ages St Albans Abbey would have brewed its own ale in huge quantities.
Pilgrims remembering St Alban, who was Britain's first martyr, could be among the first to sample the brew on Saturday when they mark St Albans Day at the cathedral.
St Albans has been a place of pilgrimage since a Roman citizen named Alban was put to death in the third century AD because of his faith in Christ on a hill above the town of Verulamium, the present-day St Albans.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4111996.stm   (264 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Gay cleric installed at St Albans
About 2,000 people packed the cathedral for the service in which he was formally made rector of the parish of St Albans Abbey and Dean of St Albans Cathedral.
The Bishop of St Albans, Christopher Herbert, used his sermon to praise Dr John's courage in accepting the post and called for the churches' dignitaries and churchmen to listen to each other.
Philip Lovegrove, chairman of St Albans diocesan board of finance, resigned his post along with that of the position of honorary lay canon at the cathedral, in protest at the appointment.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/3858915.stm   (536 words)

 St Albans
What distinguishes St. Albans are its imposing mediaeval Abbey which presides grandly over the town from its hilltop setting, and the scattered remains of the once thriving roman town of Verulamium at the foot of the hill.
St. Albans is fairly well catered for in terms of dining out with Italian, Greek and Thai restaurants particularly abundant, though the quality of establishments can be mixed.
For the local view on St. Albans eateries take a look at Strafford and Emma Watson's guide to St. Albans restaurants.
www.aboutfood.co.uk /places/stalbans_guide.html   (435 words)

 St Albans Things to Do Tips by barryg23 - VirtualTourist.com
Alban was Britain's first Christian martyr and inside the cathedral there is a shrine dedicated to the saint.
Albans played a big part in the 14th century Peasants Revolt (in which a group of rebels stormed the tower of London) and one of the reasons why so many from St. Albans joined in was the impatience of the townspeople with the local Abott.
The tower was commissioned at the start of the 15th century by the people of St. Albans, who wished to assert their independence from the church.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/31f5f/4abe6/4/?o=2   (984 words)

 St Albans Cathedral, England royalty-free image
The Cathedral is one of the earliest Norman churches in England, though it has additions representing every subsequent period of architecture.
In 1877 the church became the cathedral of a new diocese.
In the north Presbytery aisle are fragments of the Shrine of St. Amphibalus.
www.gardenvisit.com /travel/london/stalbanscathedral.htm   (862 words)

Their needs were catered for by a rock band from the Vineyard Church in St Albans which led a worship event in the Crossing of the Cathedral.
Cathedral Chaplain for Youth, Father Stuart Cradduck said, “With a slow steady rain falling all night the kids will have got a real taster of what it is like for homeless people at this time of year.”
Sleepout is supported by the Diocese of St Albans, The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans, The Mothers Union, the Rotary Club, and Barclays.
www.stalbans.anglican.org /news/2006/sleepout06.htm   (322 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - St. Albans Cathedral
Albans did not become a Cathedral city until 1877, but the history of the site of the Cathedral church goes along way back in time.
Alban helped the priest escape by pretending to be the priest himself.
Alban was captured and beheaded, his head being buried.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl278.htm   (330 words)

 Assistant Organist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He was previously assistant organist at St Woolos Cathedral, Newport (1992–95), and organ scholar at St Albans Cathedral (1995–98).
Recitals and concert tours have taken him across Britain, Ireland, much of Europe and North America, and in 1993 he was awarded second prize in the interpretation competition at the prestigious St Albans International Organ Festival.
During the inter-regnum after Dr Roy Massey's retirement in 2001 he was acting organist at the cathedral for a term.
www.herefordcathedral.org /music_organists_asstbiog.asp   (165 words)

 William Mercer - St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, Eng.
I am trying to correct the mistake that was made (probably by Don Mercer) that gave the date 25 Sept. 1608 as the marriage date for William Mercer and Elizabeth.
There may be a record of William's marriage somewhere in England but it is not at St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, Eng.
I have indisputable proof of this from the Archivist at St. Albans Cathedral.
genforum.genealogy.com /mercer/messages/2460.html   (166 words)

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