Weekly Reflection - "A Question of Perspective"
8 October 2021
Over the past week or so in the cathedral we have been listening to parts of the First Book of the Maccabees at Morning Prayer. The book tells of a very challenging time for the people of Judea and Jerusalem in the second century before the birth of Christ...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Looking Back, Looking Forward
24 September 2021
In 1845 Sir John Franklin undertook an expedition with two ships to the Canadian Arctic. He was attempting to cross the final unnavigated section of the Northwest passage in order to understand more fully the challenges involved for future seafarers. The expedition ended in disaster...Read More
Weekly Reflection - How green was my planet?
25 August 2021
In her final contribution to Catch-Up last week, Canon Leah mentioned Luke Jerram’s magnificent installation, Gaia. This internally lit scale model of the globe, seven metres in diameter and created using detailed NASA imagery, has been suspended in the cathedral nave for over a week now...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Swifter, Higher, Stronger?
30 July 2021
Last week some old friends, now living in Japan, visited us briefly while they were in the UK. Inevitably conversation turned to the Olympics. Our friends were desperately hoping that the Tokyo Games would not be cancelled at the last minute...Read More
Thank You Day 2021 - An Open Letter
2 July 2021
Sunday 04 July marks Thank You Day 2021 in the UK, a day where we can all come together as a nation to show our appreciation for those people in our lives and in our communities who have helped us and made a difference over the past twelves months.
We have delivered letters to shops, to hospitals and to key workers across the city centre this week to say thank you for their support over the last twelve months, penned as follows:Read More