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England's male football team has inspired nothing but boredom in its World Cup journey so far.
So, naturally, the people of Britain have turned to Anglican cathedrals - yep.
We now have an official winner of the unofficial Cathedral World Cup....
@LincsCathedral LINCOLN CATHEDRAL IS OFFICIALLY AND FOR ALL TIME THE NATION'S FAVOURITE #cathedralworldcup🏆⛪️ https://t.co/CCqpVUlsV6 — Ben (@Ben)
We did it!! People of Lincoln, you are all incredible! Thank you to every single person who voted! — Lincoln Cathedral (@Lincoln Cathedral)
Architecture fan Ben Brock devised the whole thing - and it started off modestly.
GROUP 3 of the #cathedralworldcup is a horribly tough one. Vote for your favourite, retweet, debate, pick fights with everyone else: — Ben (@Ben)
Look at the number of votes in this group stage round compared to the final where almost 28,000 votes were cast.
THE GRAND FINAL OF THE CATHEDRAL WORLD CUP, to forever and for all time decide which is everybody's favourite. Vote… https://t.co/gKnSBf7bTa — Ben (@Ben)
Alllll the way from County Durham (obviously), 1021 years on its present site, 143m long, 23m high, The Cathedral C… https://t.co/V6fhXQqzIT — Ben (@Ben)
Representing the East Midlands, 928 years old, 143m long, 83 metres high at the tower, the Cathedral Church of the… https://t.co/qgwh47oBHN — Ben (@Ben)
And the contender from Yorkshire, 801 years of age (the present building, that is), 160m long, 31m high at the choi… https://t.co/DM1wAlcPwR — Ben (@Ben)
And Bristol, which came from behind to surprise everyone and reach the grand final.
THEY'VE ACTUALLY DONE IT
@BristolCathedra wins the first semi-final of the #cathedralworldcup🏆⛪️ — Ben (@Ben)
@BristolCathedra AN INCREDIBLE UNDERDOG VICTORY — Ben (@Ben)
Iiiiiiiiin the West Country corner, weighing in at 868 years old, 91 metres long and 15 metres high, it's the Cathe… https://t.co/DqyAL6IuiF — Ben (@Ben)
Screens! Choir screens, rood screens, altar screens: cathedrals are full of 'em. Here's Lincoln's 14th century choi… https://t.co/SQ7W9DJH8I — Ben (@Ben)
The interiors of the central towers of our four finalists - the "crossing". Lincoln, Durham, York, Bristol (a view… https://t.co/kuHKqxIFEj — Ben (@Ben)
And lastly before I collapse into bed (so I can get up early and watch the final few hours closely...), some gargoy… https://t.co/WU37QHPLgK — Ben (@Ben)
a live image of me right now #cathedralworldcup🏆⛪️ https://t.co/s2ZqpKwqfB — Ben (@Ben)
Reminder, given how close this is: also, the number of votes only updates every few minutes, so the final result mi… https://t.co/ylsdqCclzz — Ben (@Ben)
IT IS LITERALLY ALL TO PLAY FOR
#cathedralworldcup⛪️🏆 — Ben (@Ben)
Ex Durham student and BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine was very invested.
COME ON DURHAM https://t.co/wQ8UdJYNiO — Jeremy Vine (@Jeremy Vine)
And The Archbishop of York got particularly vocal.
Shouting as loudly as I can:for all of you to vote for York Minister to win the final Cathedrals World Cup! Ps cheer me on!See my position👍🏽 — John Sentamu (@John Sentamu)
BREAKING: Team news ahead of tomorrow’s #cathedralworldcup
#VoteYork https://t.co/XRrOe7UoPN — York Minster (@York Minster)
CRUCIAL (but non-serious) SUB-POLL - In the event of a tie, how shall I decide the winner of the #cathedralworldcup⛪️🏆? — Ben (@Ben)
#VoteDurham in the #cathedralworldcup because we're the only finalist with a #cathedralcat who has their own Twitte… https://t.co/3SD59z9Ic3 — Durham Cathedral (@Durham Cathedral)
@cinemashoebox https://t.co/FilVofvKPI — York Minster (@York Minster)
this is the most magnanimous thing i have ever seen https://t.co/c8R3uKuPdh — Ben (@Ben)
Congratulations to @LincsCathedral on winning #cathedralworldcup @durhamcathedral was proud to be in the final alon… https://t.co/OMTBQoB68F — Durham Cathedral (@Durham Cathedral)
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