Albantide Eucharist 2017

Albantide Eucharist

In the run up to the Alban Pilgrimage on Saturday 24th June we celebrated Saint Alban Day. Alban’s story takes us right back to the beginning of the Christian faith in Britain, but it remains fresh and inspiring for Christians today. Over 1700 years ago, Alban was executed for giving shelter to a Christian priest fleeing persecution by the Romans. Moved by the priest’s faith, Alban became a Christian and the two men swapped cloaks, enabling the priest to escape. Alban was arrested instead, brought to trial and beheaded on the hill where St Alban’s Cathedral now stands. The children  came to school dressed as an angel, a Roman soldier or dressed in red to remember Alban. Instead of our weekly service being held in the Lady Chapel, we had a Eucharist service in the Crossing led by Father Richard, which parents attended.