Queen visits Norwich to open Cathedral hostry
2010: The Queen
on Tuesday, for the first time in eight years, to attend a thanksgiving service and formally open the new £12.5m hostry and refectory at Norwich Cathedral.
After being greeted outside by hundreds of flag-waving spectators, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh went inside and heard the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, give a sermon to more than 800 invited guests.
He praised all of those who had contributed over many years to bring the multi-million pound project to build the hostry and refectory buildings to fruition.
“This is the largest extension to a medieval cathedral in England since the Reformation - this is Norfolk and Norwich leading the way once again,” said Bishop Graham, adding that it had been built on a rock of prayer, faith and hard work.
Following the conclusion of the service with a rousing version of the National Anthem, the Queen and Prince Philip were given a tour of the new buildings where they met many of those involved the design and construction.