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10:00Morning Prayer
10:30Solemn Mass (Choir)
12:00Mass (sung)
15:30Solemn Vespers & Benediction (Choir)
17:30Mass (sung)

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Give thanks for the ‘Annas’ in the temple

We celebrate on Monday the ‘last chapter’ as it were, in the Christmas story; the presentation of the child Jesus in the Temple. On this feast, we meet the final two characters of the narrative - Simeon and Anna. Through the season of Advent, and into the days of Christmas, our character list has included all the people who have had a role to play in the nativity story: Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the magi; each communicating to us some great truth about the child of Bethlehem. Now Simeon and Anna, in recognising Jesus in the Temple for who he really is, bring down the curtain for us on his infancy. ‘Let your servant now depart in peace O Lord’, prays Simeon, rejoicing that he has seen God’s promise fulfilled.

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We continue to expand the range of product in our gift shop which relates to or echoes the art and architecture of the Cathedral. Recent such editions are glass roundels which replicate in glass images, typically mosaics which can be seen in the Cathedral. The image of Our Lady of Walsingham which adorns the side of the pulpit in the Cathedral is a good example of this.  

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