Manchester Cathedral

A history of the Collegiate Church and Cathedral, 1421 to the present

Edited by Jeremy Gregory

Manchester Cathedral


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6126-0
  • Pages: 496
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £30.00
  • Published Date: November 2021
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious, Humanities / History of religion, Religion, History, Local Studies, Architecture: religious buildings, MUSIC / Religious / Christian, ART / Glass, RELIGION / Christianity / Anglican, Local History, Humanities / History: specific events & topics, Anglican & Episcopalian Churches, Church Of England, Religious Buildings


Founded in 1421, the Collegiate Church of Manchester, which became a cathedral in 1847, is of outstanding historical and architectural importance. But until now it has not been the subject of a comprehensive study. Appearing on the 600th anniversary of the Cathedral's inception by Henry V, this book explores the building's past and its place at the heart of the world's first industrial city, touching on everything from architecture and music to misericords and stained glass. Written by a team of renowned experts and beautifully illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this history of the 'Collegiate Church' is at the same time a history of the English church in miniature.


1 'A perpetual college': writing the history of Manchester's Collegiate Church and Cathedral - Jeremy Gregory
2 The pre-collegiate church: origins and early development - Peter Arrowsmith
3 From foundation to Reformation, 1421-1558 - Lucy Wooding
4 Manchester Collegiate Church, 1558-1660 - Ian Atherton
5 The Collegiate Church under the Old Regime, 1660-1829 - Henry Rack
6 From 'The O'wd Church' to Manchester Cathedral, 1830-1914 - Arthur Burns
7 The Cathedral, 1914-83 - Matthew Grimley
8 The Cathedral, 1983 to the present - Jeremy Morris
9 Architecture - Clare Hartwell
10 Music - Sarah Boyer
11 Memorials - Terry Wyke
12 Misericords - John Dickinson
13 Stained glass - Marion McClintock


Jeremy Gregory is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Nottingham

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