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“Not really a tourist attraction as such”

Reviewed 11 March 2016

I am not a christian myself but do like cathedrals and made this my first stop on a day in Plymouth. The surrounding area is not very inviting and I did get some slightly unfriendly looks from a couple of worshippers so after a quick look around I went on my way.

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Reviewed 19 September 2014

Busier recently than a decade ago. Steady stream of migrant workers particularly Poles including families. Lot of locals too. Very pleasant feel to the services.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Surprised and a bit confused by the previous review. When the RC chose to reorder its churches for liturgical purposes it drew the congregation more closely to the action. It has no disadvantage for concerts either. Anyone who has sat in a box or a row in the Albert Hall close to the stage or the Organ will know that being in a good acoustic space is all that is required and gazing at other punters is not remotely discomfiting. I have been to various masses and other events in this little cathedral and never had a problem.

3  Thank Josie W
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

The interior is striking with some beautiful features. Somber stations of the cross contrast with the vibrant stained glass in some of the windows. There are some striking mosaic panels and the seating in the chancel for choir and clergy is starkly attractive.I imagine that this is a consecrated place conducive to worship and contemplation spoiled only by the awkward siting of the seating.
However, as a venue for a concert this is wrong on many levels. Firstly as a partly visual experience one must twist awkwardly to see the musicians or choir- not a sustainable position throughout a concert. Sitting sideways on to the music means the hearing is unbalanced- akin I assume to being partly deaf in one ear.
Presumably the congregation are accustomed to gaze only at each other whilst remaining oblivious of proceedings at the altar.

5  Thank Lilyanda
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

One of the less uplifting spiritual filling stations in the city. Attracts a moderate crowd though. Many Eastern Europeans who often outpace the locals with a sense of determination and commitment as well as gregariousness.

5  Thank Terry C
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