Welcome to Nottingham Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of St Barnabas is a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.
Designed by the renowned architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, it was dedicated in 1844 and raised to the status of Cathedral in 1850. Pugin, a key pioneer of the Gothic Revival architectural style, also helped design the interiors of the Houses of Parliament. His works sought to bring the richness, colour and detail of the Middle Ages back to life, in the early Victorian period.
The Cathedral is not only a thriving parish community but it is the seat of Bishop Patrick McKinney, 10th Bishop of Nottingham, making it the ‘Mother Church’ of the Catholic community across much of the East Midlands. 180 years after its foundation stone was laid, the Cathedral continues to welcome tens of thousands of people each year to experience its peaceful presence as a place of worship, to explore its fascinating architectural history and to enjoy its cultural and musical offerings. As we seek to share the spiritual and architectural riches of Nottingham Cathedral with new generations, we hope you enjoy using our new website and that it might encourage you to visit us in person.