I showed the doors previously.
The Cathedral, as I mentioned, is a more modern Cathedral. The building itself doesn't strike you as Cathedral-like, in fact it has sometimes has been discribed as more factory-like! But, it was the first Anglican cathedral to be built on a new site in the south of England since the Reformation. Construction had to be halted during WWII, and it was finally finished and consecrated in 1961. You can read more about the process of constucting the building here.
But then some things have been done in an older style, too.
And there is a beautiful gold angel at the top which can be seen from a distance as you approach. I also spotted this cockerel at the top of another part of the building.
Inside, it looks and feels like a 'normal' cathedral. The stone used gives it a lightness and even perhaps joy that you don't feel in older buildings.
There is a mixture of decoration that give the feeling of age combined with other items that have a definite modern feel, like this altar.
this stag in the floor under the crossing.
It marks the summit of Stag Hill, the hill on which the cathedral stands.
and these traditional looking pieces of needlework.
There is a Regimental Chapel to the left side (as you look towards the altar).
the Chapel altar
decoration over one of the entrances to the chapel
I thought the arrangement of these organ pipes in the Cathedral look like a modern sculpture themselves!
I seem to have gone on a bit, but it is such a contrast from what you normally see with centuries old churches and cathedrals in England.
I will see what other photos I might be able to get today during the Graduation Ceremony. but mostly I will be celebrating a Certain Young Man with a Degree in Physics with Finance.