Rochester cathedral is the second oldest cathedral foundation in England.
The cathedral’s history starts in 604 AD when it was founded by Bishop Justus, although the present building dates back to 1077.
It was built by Bishop Gundulph, who later introduced a community of Benedictine monks.
The cathedral suffered two serious fires in the 12th century which resulted in a rebuilding programme
The cathedral contains architecture from many periods of history that results from rebuilding and modifications that have been carried out over many centuries.
In 2004 Rochester cathedral celebrated 1400 years of history and to mark the occasion a fresco was
It was painted by the Russian artist Sergei Fyoderov and dedicated on the 24th of June 2004-
St John the Baptists Day.