About the cathedral
Exeter Cathedral was founded by St Edward the Confessor in 1050 shortly before he re-founded Westminster Abbey and both churches are dedicated to St Peter. Exeter Cathedral is considered the finest examples of Decorated Gothic architecture anywhere and has the longest span of medieval vaulting in the world and the tallest medieval Bishop’s Throne Canopy. Its visual beauty is a story in stone and glass, embroidery and wood of the faith that built it; a faith which is alive and well and can be experienced here every day. The Cathedral has a rich heritage as a place of prayer, pilgrimage and wonder and the choir of children and adults have been singing here almost daily for hundreds of years. The Cathedral is loved by many around the world who come to visit us and Glorious Devon.