Wednesday, 1 July 2009

July Diary

With the summer holidays now fast approaching, the pace of events at the Cathedral slows considerably for July. The biggest event this month is an exhibition about Anne Frank, which begins today and runs until 21st (public opening: Monday-Friday 4-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm; free admission); more details and reports will be posted in the coming days. Three concerts will take place: an organ recital by Carlo Curley (this coming Saturday), Monteverdi's Vespers sung by the Levens Choir (11th) and the Skipton Camerata with more of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti (17th). In the liturgical calendar the two major feasts are concerned with the apostles: St Thomas (3rd) and St James (25th).

Over the next month Billington's Blog will feature the installation of Bishop O'Donoghue, the consecration of Bishop Flynn and auxiliary Bishop Pearson, posts on the diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage over the years, the opening of the convent chapel and Mass on a mountainside. You can find Canon Billington's historical blog here.

The visit of St Thérèse draws ever closer - just 89 days to go! - and the Thérèse blog will keep you up-to-date with preparations. Over the next month we hope to bring you some more concrete news about what will be happening on site; you can also find out about events around the Diocese and coaches coming from your area. It looks set to be a huge event, with a large number of coach groups already booked in. The Thérèse blog has recently published the prayer which will be used for the visit to Lancaster; the site can be found here.