Russian Patriarchal Orthodox cathedral, London

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The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints is Grade II* listed cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh, which is the Moscow Patriarchate's diocese for the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The cathedral is located in Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London, England. It houses the administrative apparatus of the diocese.
The church was built in 1848–1849, and the architect was Lewis Vulliamy. The western façade is a very close copy of that of the Basilica of St. Zeno, Bishop of Verona, in Verona, Italy. This similarity has only existed since the reconstruction in 1891.
The building of the cathedral was built in 1849 as the Anglican Church of All Saints.
Architect Lewis Vulliamy proposed to build a church in Lombard style instead of the conventional Gothic style. However, the full project could not be realized due to financial reasons. Consecration of the church took place in July 1849. It became a parish, with the boundaries of Kensington Palace Gardens to Albert Gate. The parish had about 5,000 people.
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  • Beautiful is not the great Temple of all saints and the Royal martyrs. Benevolent atmosphere, lots of kids, pleasing parishioners and the priesthood. Come to confession for those who missed the Evening better service for half an hour before the beginning of the liturgy. Save us all God!
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  • I popped in when I was passing because the cathedral looks wonderful from the outside. The inside is a little more prosaic as the cathedral seems to be made of concrete. Internally it was far less rom...  more »
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  • I give it five stars. It's a nice place. But let's be honest. The people selling candles need to change their attitude. They've upset almost everyone. Apart from that, great service, and fantastic choir. Some people working there are very nice people.
  • The last place I would go to .... Rude and absolutely not helpful staff (Candle desk). It's kind of a frustration, especially when you expect them to be nice and understandable. If you would like to talk to somebody who cares, go to one in Chiswick. Amazing Father Vitaly.
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