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The Catholic Churches/Chapels of Sheffield

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Prior to the Reformation worship would have taken place at the Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul

http://www.picturesheffield.co.uk/cgi-bin/...jpgh/s04467.jpg

Worship would also have been held at the chapel of Our Lady of the Bridge.

Wikipedia Link :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady's_Bridge

An unusual feature of the Parish Church

The Shrewsbury Chapel

This chapel was the first substantial addition to the medieval church, built in 1520 by George Talbot, the Fourth Earl of Shrewsbury, as a family chapel with a burial vault below.

It houses two splendid Tudor monuments: one featuring George and his two wives, and against the south wall the other is for his grandson, the Sixth Earl, whose life was bound up with a number of formidable women.

He was married to Bess of Hardwick. He was in the service of Elizabeth 1st, and he was custodian of Mary Queen of Scots during her fourteen-year captivity in Sheffield.

A Talbot was a type of medieval hunting dog, and these feature on and around the monuments.

The Roman Catholic Dukes of Norfolk inherited the Shrewsbury estates and kept this chapel until 1933, a Roman Catholic chapel in an Anglican setting.

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The first post reformation Catholic Chapel was attached to the house of the Duke of Norfolk's agent, John Shireburn on the edge of town in Coal Pit Lane some time after 1701.

John Shireburn later moved to a new house at the corner of Fargate and Norfolk row known by many names including the Lord's House and worship would once again have taken place in the centre of Sheffield.

In 1814 the Lord's House was dismantled and in 1816 a New Chapel was contructed at a cost of approximatley £3,000.

http://www.picturesheffield.co.uk/cgi-bin/...jpgh/s05077.jpg

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The New Chapel was demolished in 1847 and the St Maries Church was constructed between then and 1850 when it was offically opened.

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The New Chapel was demolished in 1847 and the St Maries Church was constructed between then and 1850 when it was offically opened.

On the May 30 1980, the new diocese of Hallam was created and St. Marie’s became a Cathedral. Bishop Moverley was installed as its first bishop and served until his death in 1996, after which Bishop John Rawsthorne became the second Bishop of Hallam.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Photo...athedral_2.html

BBC :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/conten...l_feature.shtml

Wikipedia :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Chu...arie,_Sheffield

Website :

http://www.stmariecathedral.org/drupal/

Diocese Website :

http://www.hallam-diocese.com/st_maria's_cathedral.htm

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In response to the large influx of Irish people settling in the Crofts district, a misson to the crofts was established and eventually the contruction of St Vincent's church began in 1856 being offically opened in December 1856.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Photo...tVincentRC.html

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Vincent...urch,_Sheffield

http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=c01316

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