God has been worshipped on this site for over 1300 years. Some of the key events of that period are listed here.
A religious community was founded here in Anglo-Saxon times by Osric. A noblewoman, Kyneburga, was the first Abbess.
Becomes a Benedictine Monastery.
Serlo, the first Norman abbot, appointed to the almost defunct monastery by King William I.
Foundation stone of the new abbey church laid by Robert, Bishop of Hereford.
Consecration of St. Peter’s Abbey.
First coronation of King Henry III.
Burial of King Edward II.
Remodelling of the Quire in perpendicular style. Great East Window 1350s. The fan-vaulted cloisters are finished by 1412.
The west end rebuilt. The south porch built.
Tower begun by Abbot Sebrok; completed by Robert Tully.
Lady Chapel rebuilt by Abbot Hanley; completed by Abbot Farley (1472-98).
Dissolution of Abbey.
King Henry VIII establishes the Cathedral as the mother church of the new Diocese of Gloucester.
William Laud, Dean of Gloucester.
Parliament abolishes the Dean and Chapter.
Charles II reinstates Dean and Chapter.
Martin Benson, Bishop of Gloucester carried out major repairs and alterations to the cathedral.
Beginning of extensive Victorian restoration work (F.S.Waller and Sir George Gilbert Scott, architects).
Reglazing of Lady Chapel windows by Christopher Whall.
900th anniversary appeal.
Replacement of gargoyles commences on south aisle.