My understanding is that a Cathedral is literally where the bishop has his
seat (throne/chair) and that the cathedra is where that throne/ chair is
placed in the cathedral. I hesitate to point out that there are also
Suffragan Bishops (eg Taunton) who do not operate out of a cathedral.
Taunton comes under Bath and Wells. The top man at Bath is the Archdeacon.
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From: "Helen Bowstead Stallybrass" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: cathedralarchaeology -Reply
> York Minster still has a cathedra. What therefore is a correct definition
> of a cathedral?
> Surely the bishop of Bath and Wells isn't a fraud as there is a cathedral