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“THE ETERNAL SILENCE” ~ LITURGY TO ACKNOWLEDGE both LIVES LOST AS A RESULT OF SEXUAL ABUSE and the ONGOING ANGUISH OF SURVIVORS
Thursday, 8th March 2018, 7.00pm
Please see our 2018 page for details of this service: click here for the direct link or select the WHAT’S ON v drop-down arrow from the navigation menu above.
STATUARY INSTALLATION (Take 2!)
Friday 15th December, 10.00am
The statues were blessed on Wednesday 29th but the inclement weather did not allow them to be lifted into position on the West End.
Therefore, the Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt reissues the invitation for you to to join us for the installation of the statues of:
▪ Matthias and Judas Iscariot
▪ Peter and Paul
▪ Luke and Matthew
▪ Thomas and Mark
in the West End of St John’s Cathedral.
No RSVPs needed; all are welcome and refreshments will follow.
ADVENT QUIET MORNING
Saturday 16th December
9.00am – 12.30pm
What are you waiting for …?
With poetry, music and silence, the Rev’d Sue Wilton will facilitate this quiet morning of contemplation and prayer to make space and create meaning in the waiting of your Advent journey.
All materials and morning tea will be provided and everyone is welcome to join us.
Tuesday 19th December
Our “Blue Christmass” service recognises that for some Christmass is a tough time indeed.
Grief, loss of a relationship, loved one or job can make us feeling as if Christmas, with its focus on joy and family, is an unwelcome visitor. The Blue Christmass Service explores how the Christmass story speaks to our lives at such times.
It is a quiet, supportive and reflective service and everyone is warmly welcomed to join us.
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and
Saturday 23rd December @ 7.00pm
St John’s Cathedral Choristers and Cathedral Chamber Choir present a musical celebration of Christmass, featuring:
+ the Messe de Minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
+ A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
+ plus other works for the festive season.
Entry is free; all are most “wolcum”!
ADVENT + CHRISTMASS SERVICES
Service times, information
and opening hours
Christmass Eve: please note that there will be no 5.00pm Eucharist or 6.00pm Evensong on Sunday 24th December. Special services that day will be the Children’s Christmass Liturgy at 11.30am and at 3.30pm and God is with Us: Lessons + Carols at 7.00pm. The 7.30am and 9.30 am Eucharists will be as usual.
Christmass Day: please also note the Cathedral will be closed from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Christmass Day, and after the 5.00pm Holy Eucharist the Cathedral will be closed for the whole of 26th December.
Normal services resume on Wednesday 27th December.