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Hereford Cathedral

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    • Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Ethelbert (Hereford, England)
    • Cathedral Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Ethelbert the King (Hereford, England)
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    • found: Havergal, Francis T.Fasti Herefordenses, 1869.
    • found: Havergal, Francis T. Monumental inscriptions in the cathedral church of Hereford, 1881:t.p. (Hereford Cathedral)
    • found: Hereford Cathedral WWW site, 6 Jan. 2005:home page (Cathedral Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Ethelbert the King)
    • found: BL auth. file, 6 Jan. 2005(hdg.: Hereford Cathedral; ref.: Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Ethelbert (Hereford, England))
    • found: Hereford Cathedral website, 30 November 2018:main page (Hereford Cathedral; home of Mappa mundi and the chained library; 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford; HR1 2NG) Our history (696: traditional date for the founding of Hereford Cathedral; a place of worship on the cathedral site since at least the 8th century, although no part of any building earlier than the 11th-century bishop's chapel survives, and an 8th-century illuminated Gospel Book, the Hereford Gospels, is the only pre-11th-century artefact still at the cathedral; the governing body of the medieval cathedral, known as the Dean and Chapter, were not monks but secular priests; 1190s: an important national centre of learning and scholarship; it is believed that a school already existed at this time, making our cathedral school one of the oldest in the country; 1538: Protestant Reformation under King Henry VIII; 1611: the Chained Library, the world's largest surviving example, which is still in the cathedral, is created; 1996: the new library building at Hereford Cathedral, partly funded by Sir Paul Getty (J Paul Getty Jr), is opened to house the Mappa Mundi, the Chained Library, and the modern library and archives) Diocese (Hereford Cathedral is mother church to the Diocese of Hereford -- an area covering the counties of Herefordshire and south Shropshire, with parts of Powys and Worcestershire; the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Hereford and seeks, as a priority, to support him in his teaching and pastoral ministry) Who's who (Chapter: Dean: The Very Revd Michael Tavinor; Chancellor: The Revd Canon Chris Pullin) -
    • found: Wikipedia, 30 November 2018(Hereford Cathedral; the cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Hereford, in Hereford, England; the site of the cathedral became a place of worship in the 8th century or earlier, although the oldest part of the current building dates to the 11th century; dedicated to two saints, Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Ethelbert the King; said to have been the centre of a diocese as early as the 670s, when Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, divided the Mercian diocese of Lichfield, founding Hereford for the Magonsæte and Worcester for the Hwicce; refounded in the 7th century; early 12th century: Bishop Reynelm reorganised the college of secular canons attached to the cathedral; dean and chapter: as of 6 January 2018: Dean: Michael Tavinor (since 2002 installation); precentor: Andrew Piper (since 9 March 2003 installation); chancellor: Chris Pullin (since 14 September 2008 installation))
    • found: Wikidata, 30 November 2018(Hereford Cathedral (Q429379); cathedral in Hereford, England; inception [building]: 11. century; country: United Kingdom; located in the administrative territorial entity: Hereford; diocese: Hereford; religion: Anglicanism; ISNI: 0000 0000 8190 8168) -
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