Receiving communion at the Nave Altar during the 2006 Patronal High Mass

The 2007 Patronal Page

Each year we celebrate the festival of our patroness, Saint Faith, marking the occasion with special services.

Follow the links on this page to see how we have celebrated St Faith'stide in this and recent years,
and to find out something about our patron saint, as well as information about some of the other churches
dedicated to her name throughout this country and the world.  


CLICK HERE for words and pictures from the three services described below.

The High Altar seen from the organ loft                                                                 The Gospel reading at the Patronal Festival High Mass  

Friday October 5th: EVE OF SAINT FAITH’S DAY
8.00pm   Procession and Pontifical High Mass

Music to include:
Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – Palestrina
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 – Elgar

The Right Reverend Nicholas Reade (Bishop of Blackburn) 

followed by a buffet supper  in the Church Hall

10.30 am   Joint Festival Eucharist
(no service at St Mary’s)   
Preacher:  The Reverend Denise MacDougall (Christ Church, Waterloo)
6.00pm      Festal Evensong, Procession and Te Deum

Our statue of Saint Faith                                                                           The icon of Saint Faith on the High Altar in 2005

Presenting Previous Patronals...

Click here for the 2006 celebrations

Click here for the 2005 celebrations

Finding out about Saint Faith... and her other churches

Click here for what we know about our patron saint

Click here for information about other churches dedicated to her

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