An inspiring worship experience is in store at the annual Cathedral Sunday Service scheduled for November 20 – The Feast of Christ the King – at the Cathedral of St. Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town.
The Service under the theme “Go Forth and Tell” will begin at 3.45 p.m. and will feature some of the leading choirs from Anglican schools across the island, backed by the Musical Apostles Steel Band of the Kingston Parish Church, with one of the Cathedral’s organists, Miss Debbie Davidson, on keyboards. The Rev. Douglas Barnes, Director of Christian Education, known for his dynamic and engaging preaching, will deliver the Sermon.
The acclaimed Glenmuir High School Choir will lead the singing; and choirs from Church Teachers’ College, Black River and St. Jago High Schools will also participate. Representatives of St. Hugh’s Preparatory School, the Wortley Home for Girls and St. George’s Church, Grand Cayman will read Lessons; while the Psalm will be presented by St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School. The Intercessions are being written by students of St. Hugh’s High and The Queen’s School, assisted by their Guidance Counsellors. “Flagging” will be executed by a team from the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Portmore.
The Service is the highpoint of the day’s programme which will begin at 2.00 p.m. with a tour of the Cathedral, especially for first-time visitors. This will be followed at 2.30 p.m. by a March of Witness led by The All Saints Marching Band. The March will start at the Spanish Town Prison Oval and end at the Cenotaph outside the Cathedral with a “Choirfest” involving deCarteret College, Bishop Gibson and Ocho Rios High Schools.
This is the 14th year that Cathedral Sunday is being celebrated. The annual pilgrimage by Anglicans to the “Mother Church” of the Diocese is aimed at building awareness of the Cathedral’s significance as a place of worship, and as a national monument; as well as mobilizing support for the preservation of this historic structure which is recognized as a heritage site. This year’s celebration will highlight the history, role and members of the Cathedral Chapter.