Pupils get flavour of monastic life at St Asaph Cathedral

Reporter:

Suzanne Jordan

CHILDREN dressed as monks and learned about the origins and legends associated with Saint Asaph and Saint Kentigern.

Pupils from Fairholme Preparatory School, St Asaph also listened to a talk by Alan McGuinness about the workings of the organ at St Asaph Cathedral, enjoyed a short concert showcasing its sounds and designed their own stained glass windows during a visit there.

Cathedral school visits
co-ordinator Angela Roberts said: “The cathedral hosts visits from schools and other organisations throughout the diocese term time.

“The workshops cover history, art, music and many different religious aspects.

“The children love to dress up as monks when we recreate the times when Kentigern and Asaph first came to the area and established the Christian community.

“They also dress up in robes used by the bishop and clergy at different seasons in the church year.

Angela has been co-ordinating the visits for the past three years.

“It is a great joy working with enthusiastic and committed volunteers and the children are always delightful,” she said.

“We are always looking for help and would welcome anyone who feels they could contribute to the visits.”

Anyone interested in helping or any schools interested in the workshops can contact the diocesan office on 01745 582245.

Email:

suzanne.jordan@nwn.co.uk

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