|Bishop Kieran receiving the cheque from Patrick Burgess, chairman of The Friends of Arundel Cathedral|
Monday, 25 November 2013
Recently Bishop Kieran gathered with many people from the diocese to celebrate the diocesan patronal feast of St Philip Howard with Mass in Arundel Cathedral. Afterwards they, together with the Knights of St Colomba and The Friends of Arundel Cathedral continued the celebration with afternoon tea in the Cathedral Tea.
Following this, The Friends had their annual general meeting. At this, the chairman, Mr Patrick Burgess (currently High Sheriff of West Sussex) presented Bishop Kieran with a cheque for £45,000 towards the ongoing maintenance of the Cathedral and its associated properties.
This coming year they aim to rebuild the Blessed Sacrament Chapel roof to stop the constant ingress of water, to rebuild some of the external walls at the rear of the cathedral and give better access to its gardens. They also aim to provided better and safer access to the cemetery and make a start on the five year plan to re-lead the south facing stained glass windows.
Story and picture Canon Tim Madeley