This is preceded by said Matins (Morning Prayer) at 7.30am; a dignified, quiet, said Eucharist with no music and a short sermon, celebrated in the main Nave of the Cathedral according to the Welsh Book of Common Prayer (1984 Rite).
This week is Christian Aid Week when Christians from all walks of life and traditions raise funds to help our poorest brothers and sisters around the globe. This year Christian Aid Week falls within Thy Kingdom Come, an ecumenical global prayer movement throughout the 11 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Each day we pray for a world where every one of God’s children is treasured here on earth:
Holy God, in your Kingdom the strong need the weak, the rich are transformed by the poor, the fortunate are welcomed by the homeless. Your Kingdom is built by those who expect their God to come. Amen.