For the second year running a weekend celebration of faith and culture has taken place for the people of the parish of St Chad's Cathedral.

All three weekend Masses focused on music, cultural dress and the 'Our Father' prayed in a variety of languages including Konkani, Italian, Spanish, Igbo, Swahili, Boulou, Mina, Hindi, Irish, French. This was particularly special as we continue to celebrate the Year of Prayer.

The two-day event (Sat 22 and Sun 23 June) was hosted as a joyous expression of the life of the parish as it is today.

Over the last 20 years there has been a huge change of demographic in the parish as more and more people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures come to worship at St Chad’s.

The aim of the weekend was to celebrate the parish’s life together and give people a greater sense of belonging.

The Saturday 4.30pm Mass was led by St Chad’s Catholic Primary School.

The Sunday 9.30am Mass was led by the Gambian Christian Association and the 11.30am Mass was led by the Cathedral Choir.

Tours of the Cathedral Crypt followed on Sunday afternoon, plus a short concert by the Cathedral Choir.

Photo Gallery, 9.30am Mass, Sunday 23 June

Weekend of Faith and Culture at St Chad's Cathedral 2024

Watch! The Our Father prayed in various languages