Capture the Cathedral Results

Published: 07 April 2014

The Capture the Cathedral competition was a great success with over 200 photos submitted - thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of entries this year was very high and we would like to congratulate our winners!

A selection of entries will be exhibited in the Cathedral from Saturday 10 May to Thursday 5 June and members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite photo and choose 'The People's Choice'.

The launch of the Capture the Cathedral exhibition will take place on Friday 9 May at 7pm. For catering purposes, if you would like to attend the launch please contact Jo Hooper.

Capture the Cathedral Winners 2014

Winner of the Something Different category and the Overall Winner
Kevin Gilbo

Here is Kevin's description of his winning image:

The Angel Stone

"Having arranged a trip to the Cathedral, I was shown around by a Cathedral guide who pointed out the Angel Stone and explained it's origins to me. The stone has a small carving of an angel with a scroll. It is believed to be from the original church which was built in the seventh century and is almost the only surviving relic of Saxon times in Manchester. When I saw this view of the stone I was struck by how the stone blended with the colour and texture of the dark brown sandstone walls which surround it. Protective glass shields it and from the angle I took the photograph, I could get as many reflections of the stained glass windows as possible. It made me think of the survival of the church in Manchester from the seventh century to the present day, The ancient artefact of the stone contrasts with the stained glass windows which were destroyed in the Manchester Blitz and which have now been beautifully restored".

Architecture and Stained Glass
Mark Barnes

Here is Mark's description of his winning image:

"The Regiment Chapel has a lot of colour in the red side of the spectrum. This is partly due to the flame window which reflects on the bomb which badly damaged the Cathedral in 1940. But rather than create a sense of danger the red colours give the chapel a warm and tranquil atmosphere, which I tried to capture."

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