Wrexham Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as St Mary's Cathedral or Wrexham Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Wrexham, Wales. It is the seat of the Bishop of Wrexham, and mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wrexham.

Wrexham Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (St Mary's)
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Wrexham Cathedral is located in Wrexham
Wrexham Cathedral
Wrexham Cathedral
Shown within Wrexham
Coordinates: 53°02′51″N 2°59′55″W / 53.0474°N 2.9986°W / 53.0474; -2.9986
DenominationRoman Catholic
Architect(s)E. W. Pugin
StyleGothic Revival
Years built1857
DioceseWrexham (since 1987)
Bishop(s)Peter Brignall


The cathedral was originally built as a parish church in 1857. Its architect, Edward Welby Pugin, adopted a 14th-century Decorated Gothic style. The church replaced an earlier chapel, located in King Street, which by the 1850s was deemed insufficient for the growing congregation, and finance was provided by a local industrialist.[1] Further additions to satisfy a still-growing congregation were made in the mid-20th century, in the form of the cloister and side chapel.

The church was designated a pro-cathedral in 1898 upon the establishment of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Menevia.[1] It was consecrated on 7 November 1907.[2]

The cathedral todayEdit

Wrexham Cathedral is now a Grade II listed building.

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  1. ^ a b Andrew Saint (1995). The Victorian Church: Architecture and Society. Manchester University Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7190-4020-7.
  2. ^ Chris Larsen (1 April 2016). Catholic Bishops of Great Britain: A Reference to Roman Catholic Bishops from 1850 to 2015. Sacristy Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-910519-25-7.

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