Thursday, 24 December 2009

Preparations for Christmas

Here are a few photographs of the preparation behind the scenes for the celebration of Christmas at The Cathedral.

All the silverware needs a good polish. These are the four new matching chalices bought for The Cathedral by The Friends of Shrewsbury Cathedral. THey will be blessed and used for the first time this evening at the Children's Celebration at the Crib. We are most grateful to the Friends - thank you.

Vestments washed and awaiting an iron! If you look carefully, you might even see Father Chris with the iron!!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Coadjutor Bishop announced

It was announced today at 11am (British Time) that the Holy Father has appointed Monsignor Mark Davies as Coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury.

Monsignor Davies, untill now the Vicar General of Salford Diocese, will be ordained on the 22nd February 2010. Initially he will work along side Bishop Brian until such time as Bishop Brian retires, at which point Bishop Elect will become the Ordinary, the Diocesan Bishop.

We offer Bishop Elect Mark our warmest congratulations and prayers. We also look forward to welcoming him to The Cathedral in the very near future.