Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Walsingham: Houston, TX
The Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Walsingham is the seat of Bishop Steven J. Lopes and the Cathedral Church of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. This Gothic church in roughly hewn Texas limestone is located in the Spring Branch section of Houston, Texas, off Wirt Road. The church accommodates 300 worshipers and celebrants. One of the transepts houses a shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham and was built to the exact size of the legendary Walsingham Holy House, destroyed by Henry VIII during the Reformation. Carpentry and stonework are in inspired by medieval churches found near the site of the Walshingham miracle. Stained glass was hand made by the Willet Studio in Philadelphia. Gargoyles by local sculptors ward off evil spirits from the four corners of the tower.