I often turn off the lap top early so miss lots of comments which is what happened on Friday on the Bury St Edmunds Cathedral post.
Here are some replies
Bonnie said............. That is an amazing cathedral! I would love to hear that pipe organ. The lego copy is great too!
Someone was using the organ when I was looking round, I won't say playing it as they were doing some sort of scales. Playing very high notes and then I could hear someone say "Higher" and they would pull out some stops I guess and play an even higher note!
Jackie said............What a lovely cathedral. The pipe organ, the ceiling, just perfect. Now I am wondering what you mean by no cities. Surely there is at least one??? Here in my province anything over 10K is considered a city.
To be a City in the UK you have to be given city status by a royal decree (or something similar) so No we really don't have any cities in the little county of Suffolk although we have a Cathedral and plenty of towns bigger than 10K. Norfolk next door has Norwich and Essex to the south has Chelmsford and to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee Colchester has just been given City status too.
CLM at Staircase Wit said.......................The cathedral is beautiful! Thank you for all the photos. How far is this from where you live, Sue? When I think of Bury St. Edmunds I think of Norah Lofts - this article says her former home is the best house in town: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/realestate/a-house-that-inspired-a-british-novelist.html
Susan said....................This cathedral is very beautiful. The ceiling, pews, stained glass and tile floor are amazing. The soaring ceilings and floor space make it one of the most spacious churches I've seen. I have to wonder if the church fills with parishioners on Sunday and do they have a devoted following? City center churches vs. country/rural churches are quite different.
I'm not sure how many people would be at a normal daily service but it's always full for many events there.People go there from all over the County of Suffolk for special church occasions.