Sunday, June 14

Corpus Christi II

Eucharistic Processions have always been one way in which the feast of Corpus Christi has been celebrated. These pictures from the Cathedral archive show one such procession.

Many different groups from within the parish walked in these events. The Blessed Sacrament is being carried beneath a canopy, visible towards the rear of this picture.

Here the procession is seen on St Peter's Road, just outside the Cathedral gates. Although the tradition died off to some extent in this country in the 1980s and 1990s, it seems that Corpus Christi processions are beginning to see a welcome revival in some areas.