Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires (together with Truro Cathedral and St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh), and the only medieval one of the three. It is the cathedral of the Diocese of Lichfield, which covers Staffordshire, much of Shropshire, and parts of the Black Country and West Midlands. It is the seat of the Bishop of Lichfield, currently Michael Ipgrave, who was appointed in 2016. It is a Grade I listed building.[1]

Lichfield Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Chad
The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral
Shown within Staffordshire
52°41′08″N 1°49′50″W
LocationLichfield, Staffordshire
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Previous denominationRoman Catholic
TraditionHigh church
Websitewww.lichfield-cathedral.org
History
StatusActive
Architecture
Functional statusCathedral
StyleGothic
Years builtc.1195–1340
Specifications
Length113 m (371 ft)
Nave width21 m (69 ft)
Width across transepts50 m (160 ft)
Height76.8 m (252 ft) (central spire)
Number of towers3
Number of spires3
Spire height76.8 m (252 ft) (crossing), 60.5 m (198 ft) (western)
Administration
ProvinceCanterbury
DioceseLichfield (since 787–1075, c.1200–)
Clergy
Bishop(s)Michael Ipgrave
DeanAdrian Dorber
PrecentorAndrew Stead
Canon ChancellorGregory Platten
Canon(s)Jan McFarlane (Custos)
Canon Treasurervacant
Laity
Director of musicBen Lamb
Organist(s)Martyn Rawles

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