Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday - day 3 (continued)
We returned to Christ Church Cathedral which was now empty. It is the Cathedral of the Anglican/ Episcopal Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The first church was built in 1670. The present Christ Church Cathedral was began in 1754, changed many times and restored in the 1990s.
Their are no tombs in Christ Church Cathedral, but the walls have memorial plaques and engravings dating back to the 1800s. Ashes can be interred in a columbarium in the Garden of Remembrance.
There have been pipe organs in the cathedral since 1864. Two new organs were installed in 1986 and there are 5 organists. The great organ has 3 manuals, 64 ranks and 3200 pipes.