Bishop Mark N. Trollope, the third bishop of Seoul Anglican Cathedral, led the campaign to raise funds for the construction of the cathedral. Designed by British architect Arthur Dixon, the new cathedral was begun in 1922. Cathedral Anglican Church settled for something less than what was originally designed, i.e. the shape of a Latin Cross, due to a shortage of funds among other reasons. Some seventy years later, in 1991, Cathedral Anglican Church decided to make additions to the cathedral in accordance with the original design on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
At request, a Korean architect based in the United Kingdom found Arthur Dixon’s original plans in Liverpool in 1993. The new work was completed in 1996.