Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Children's Advent Carol Service

Above, the aftermath of the children's Advent carol service, with 2,500 school children filling the Cathedral. In the centre, you may make out the Cardinal, in choir robes, who led the service with wonderful enthusiasm. He was, however, almost upstaged by Larry the donkey ..

The carol service has become a regular feature in the Cathedral diary, and has steadily grown in popularity in the diocese. It is a great opportunity for children to begin their preparation for Christmas, and to meet the Cardinal. For us, it helps fulfil our desire that every catholic pupil of the diocese should visit the Cathedral - and have a memorable experience there. The hard work it entails (imagine returning the chairs to the nave evening Mass) is certainly worth the effort. More photos available on the Diocesan website

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