Bishop’s Blessing as First Station Installed

bishop's blessing

A Renovation Fund which seeks to restore the Cathedral’s Stations of the Cross has recently been launched and this week, at its installation, Bishop John gave his blessing of the first Station.

‘The Stations of the Cross Renovation Fund,’ has been set up to enable this piece of work to take place and to improve the beauty of the Mother Church of the Diocese.

Bishop John blessed the Stations with a small gathering of socially distanced clergy and parishioners in line with guidelines.

The proposed Stations are from St Gregory’s church in Farnworth, which closed in the 1990s and donations will fund their restoration to a traditional oak framed and plaster relief set which is in keeping with the design of the rest of the Cathedral.

It is hoped that the Stations of the Cross being renovated will add to the beauty, heritage and sense of devotion at the Cathedral. Stations of the Cross are an essential part of the fabric of any Catholic church and a decorative feature that allow our parish to take part in the most common act of devotion, the Way of the Cross.

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