Bishop announces a 'Pro Cathedral'

23 October 2010

At the recent Clergy Annual General Meeting, Bishop Barry3166.jpg announced that St Mary’s, Manchester Street, will be the ‘Pro Cathedral’.

This announcement has come about as a result of earthquake damage to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, which means the Cathedral will not be available for use for at least 6 months and possibly more than 12 months.

A Pro Cathedral means that the Cathedra (Bishop’s Chair) will in the meantime be at St Mary’s and various episcopal and diocesan celebrations will take place there