Construction of the cathedral began in 1936, however the Second World War delayed its consecration until 1961.
Although a place of Christian worship since the 8th century, the earliest surviving building is the 11th century bishop’s chapel.
During the fourteenth century the church was rebuilt, the oldest parts of the present building were completed in 1458.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen dates from 1861.
The church was designed in 1892 by two military engineers, originally intended as the principal church for the Anglican chaplaincies of the British Army, it eventually became the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Forces instead.
Minsters were established during Anglo-Saxon times and were the churches attached to a monastery or The Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George serves as the Roman Catholic cathedral for the Bishopric of the Forces, which provides chaplains to the British Armed Forces.
It stands on the site of a much earlier Anglo-Saxon church, founded by St. The founding of a cathedral at Exeter dates from 1050, when the seat of the bishop of Devon and Cornwall was moved from Crediton, due to the fear of pagan raids from the sea.The present Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter, was completed around 1400, although Its official foundations date from 1133.The origins of the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity date from Osric, an Anglo-Saxon prince in 678.Although the foundation stone was laid by King Edward VII in 1904, the building of the cathedral was delayed first through design and redesign issues, and then still further by two world wars.A service of dedication was finally held in October 1978.
Together in hallowed ground, the two create one living Cathedral.