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Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints, Harare

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Location  Harare  Zimbabwe
District  Harare, Zimbabwe
Groundbreaking  1913
Opened  1961
Affiliation  Anglican Communion
Ecclesiastical or organizational status  Major cathedral
Completed  1961
Architect  Herbert Baker
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The Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints, Harare is an Anglican cathedral in Zimbabwe. The Anglican cathedral, located at the intersection of Nelson Mandela Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street in Harare, was begun in 1913 to plans by British architect Herbert Baker; he also designed the cathedrals at Cape Town and Johannesburg. Construction began under Frederic Beaven, bishop of Mashonaland, and the sanctuary and choir were completed in 1914. The sandstone structure was only finished in 1961. The cathedral features a bell tower with 10 bells which were cast in London.

In 2012 a special service marked the return of the building to the Church of the Province of Central Africa after victory in a long running legal battle with excommunicated former bishop Nolbert Kunonga who had broken away from the CPCA in 2007 to form his own church. Kunonga and his supporters seized cars, churches, orphanages and other properties belonging to the CPCA. Eventually Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ruled that all the properties should be returned to the Anglican Diocese of Harare.

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Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints, Harare Wikipedia


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