Friday 12th October 2012
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will be celebrating Evensong and Benediction in St Edmund's College, Cambridge, every week during full term from this Sunday.
The Acting Dean of St Edmund's, the Revd Professor Allen Brent, is a priest of the Personal Ordinariate and has arranged for the service to take a full part in the liturgical schedule of the Catholic-founded college.
Professor Brent has expressed his desire that, just as Anglican foundations see their students attend Evensong in their college chapels, so a college with a Catholic foundation should provide for its' members to gather for evening worship on Sundays, serving as an important moment in the life of the college's week, and an opportunity for students to develop a collegiate identity, rooted in the Catholic faith.
A choir, drawn from the student body, will sing the service. Catholic Clergy wishing to assist in choir should notify Professor Brent and bring cassock and surplice/cotta.