Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
St Anthony's of Calverton
Friends of St Barnabas Cathedral
Friends of St Barnabas Cathedral launched their initiative on the eve of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception, Solemn Sung Vespers celebrated by Bishop Patrick and assisted by the Cathedral Choir.

Despite a very cold evening many braced the cold, wrapped up warmly and participated in this very beautiful welcome and address; people came to discover more about being a "friend" and what this all entails.

"People throughout the Diocese of Nottingham are invited to join the Association of Friends and share this special link with the Mother Church" (from Friends of St Barnabas leaflet Sept 2021).

Following a very beautiful and moving vespers in the Cathedral, all were invited to the Cathedral Hall for refreshments and drinks. There were many opportunities to ask questions, mingle and meet with Bishop Patrick as he extended a very warm welcome to all those present.

Ron Lynch, Chair, spoke about the vision of the Cathedral and how "friends" will be able to help and support in the future. Does being a Friend of St Barnabas appeal to you? Want to know more? If you require further details, please contact Ron via email who will be very happy to assist you with any of your enquiries. A variety of yearly subscriptions are available starting as little as £25 per individual per full year.

We wish to thank all who made this all possible, especially Canon Philipp Ziomek, for getting this project off the ground, putting together a team, producing an informative leaflet and encouraging many to join and attend the evening. Another special thank you to Paula (Paula is Baking Mad) and her catering team for the wonderful food all served with a smile.

So please help if you can and want to become a Friend, we hope to hear from many of you soon.

God bless.
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288