Cathedrals at Night events in our cathedrals are postponed for the next three months in light of the latest advice from the Church of England, Public Health and the Government to try and keep us all safe and minimise the impact of the Coronavirus.
Durham, Wakefield, Leicester and Manchester were due to hold their Cathedral at Night events this month with an exciting programme that included light shows, music, fire and light sculptures, and history and heritage trails and talks. These have all now been cancelled.
It is hoped the “Nights” can be rearranged later in the year.
The next Cathedral At Night events are due to take place in May and decisions about whether these will go ahead will be made closer to the time as the situation unfolds.
2020 has been designated Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage as it brings together a remarkable number of individual English cathedral anniversaries that help tell Britain’s story and will also see a host of new pilgrimage routes opened.
Many cathedrals are already planning major celebrations – some of which will need to be cancelled – and the public should check on each individual cathedrals’ websites for regular updates.
All of our cathedrals websites, social media and other information about them can be found on Our Cathedrals page.
Rochester Cathedral have illuminated their spire, in a post on Twitter today they said
“As a sign of our constant prayers for those anxious & suffering in these diifcult times, our spire will be lit blue. This is both the colour of the Virgin Mary and of the NHS, as we remember and pray for all those working in the Health Service”.
Good work Rochester!