The Historical Blog celebrating Lancaster Cathedral's 150th anniversary
Saturday, February 28
Distribution of Ashes
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, when the foreheads of the faithful are marked with ashes as a sign of repentance. In this image we see Bishop Foley, third Bishop of Lancaster, distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday sometime in the 1970s.
Canon Billington's original history of the parish was published in 1910, and we plan to reprint this fine work next year. A second volume, tracing the parish's history from 1909 until the present day, will also be published. It's too early to give any further details, but if you're interested let us know, and we will contact you when the book is ready to go to print. Email us to register your interest.
Canon Billington wrote the original history of St Peter's parish, which was published in 1910 and is due to be republished, with a second volume covering the last 100 years, in 2010. He is our guide as we look back on 150 years of the church which became Lancaster Cathedral in 1924.