Westminster Cathedral: From Darkness to Light
It is one hundred years since Westminster Cathedral was opened for publish worship. Built within cheeky proximity to Westminster Abbey, it was a design and architectural specification which was and remains immensely ambitious. This is the story of the Cathedral since its first planning stages through to the present day.
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