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Saint Davids Cathedral

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Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 5°16′06″W / 51.88194°N 5.26833°W / 51.88194; -5.26833
Location St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
Previous denomination Church of England
Website stdavidscathedral.org.uk
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History
Authorising papal bull 1123
Founded c. AD 589
Founder(s) St David
Consecrated 1131
Relics held St David
Architecture
Architect(s) Medieval masons
John Nash (18th century)
George Gilbert Scott (19th century)
Style Romanesque architecture, English Gothic architecture
Groundbreaking 1181
Completed mid-13th century
Specifications
Length 90 metres (300 ft)
Nave width 22.5 metres (74 ft)
Height 35 metres (115 ft)
Administration
Diocese St Davids
Clergy
Bishop(s) Joanna Penberthy
Dean Sarah Rowland Jones
Subdean Leigh Richardson
Canon Chancellor Dr. Patrick Thomas
Canon Treasurer Sian Jones
Laity
Organist/Director of music Oliver Waterer
Organist(s) Simon Pearce
Chapter clerk Arwel Davies

St Davids Cathedral is an old cathedral in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The current building was built between the 11th and 13th centuries. Saint David is buried there, and he started the first church here in the 6th century.

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