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Belfast's Anglican cathedral is also known as the Cathedral Church of St Anne and was consecrated in 1904. Its most striking exterior features include the modern spire, added in 2007, and the largest Celtic cross in Ireland.
The original church here, St Anne's, was constructed in 1774. Work started on the cathedral in 1899 and within five years the nave was ready to be consecrated. The sanctuary of the old church was retained. The rest of the cathedral was completed over the course of the century, ending with the erection of the spire.
Highlights inside the cathedral include: the stained-glass windows, which reflect the different styles and periods when they were installed; the pillars along the length of the nave, which display different aspects of life in Belfast and Northern Ireland; and the mosaics designed by Sir Charles Nicholson and executed by Gertrude and Margaret Martin.
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