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Special Service: Pentecost Evensong and Procession

Sunday 9 June at 3:30 PM

Pentecost calls to mind the descent of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples and the beginning of their mission to take God’s word out into the world.


Incense is offered, and the choir sings music to commemorate this feast, often known as the ‘Birthday of the Church’, beginning with the ‘Whitsun Acclamations’, written by a former Organist of the Cathedral, Conrad Eden. The service concludes with a procession to the Easter Garden in the Galilee Chapel, where the Paschal Candle is extinguished, marking the end of the Easter season.