Cathedral to host special service celebrating work of public services

Published January 11, 2017 at 16:15

Blackburn Cathedral is to host a special event celebrating the work done by public services in Lancashire.

The Candlelight Festival promises ‘a sequence of words and music from Epiphany to Candlemas’ and will honour the contribution of local government and NHS organisations to local communities across the County.

Staff members from public services, as well as members of the public, are all welcome to attend the event, which will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 6.30pm.

Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Choir Men will be performing on the night.

The Rt. Revd. Philip North, Acting Dean of Blackburn, said:

We are aware, not only of the huge contribution public services make to our communal well-being, but also of the great pressures they are under at this time. The occasion is a way of affirming the values that underline the work they do, which are, as we see it, so close to those of the Christin gospel.

The Cathedral is the mother church of all parishes across Lancashire and so we hope that all who work across the County will feel welcome to join us as we share, with our renowned choirs, in seasonal words and music.

Car parking is not available at the Cathedral, but there are several public car parks a short distance away.