Welcome to this place of prayer. The second bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend William Vaughan whose remarkable career here covered the years from 1855 to 1902, founded the Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Boniface. He was uncle to the Great Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, of Westminster.
The Bristol architects, Joseph and Charles Hansom designed this plain, but well built early English Gothic style building. It was opened on 25th March 1858, the 205ft (83m) spire, housing a single bell.
Plymouth Cathedral, like all of the Catholic Cathedrals of England and Wales, serves its purpose in its role as the seat of our local Ordinary, Bishop Mark O'Toole, and the Mother Church of the Diocese. Here the bishop presides during Christmas and Easter. The building also acts as one of the local parish churches to the people of Plymouth.
If you are a visitor to our lovely city by the sea in Devonshire, I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Cathedral where Mass is celebrated daily and there is a constant exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the object of veneration and prayer.
May God bless you all
Mgr Bart Nannery, Dean of Plymouth Cathedral