page of images of
the splendid service on the night of October 6th,
the Feast Day of Saint Faith, patron of our church.
The Preacher was the Right
Reverend Hugh Allan, (O.Praem,) Prior Administrator of the Norbertine
Canons (the Order of Prémontré) in Manchester.
The Abbey Church in Conques is served
by members of the Order of Prémontré
(Premonstratensians). Also present were a panoply of priests and
vistors from near and far.
The augmented choir, in fine voice,
sang parts of Louis Vierne's Messe Solonelle, and were
accomnpanied by two visiting organists, and directed by Sam Austin, our
Director of Music.
After the well-attended service, the
traditional food and wine were ingested in the Church Hall.
Before the service, three servers share a
The statue of Saint Faith decked out with extra candles for the occasion
The celebrant brings up the rear at
Through a glass darkly: visiting Readers in the Choirstalls
Singing the Vierne Mass: the
Director of Music conducts the
The choir in close-up
The Gospel is read amongst the
The preacher delivering the sermon. A hilarious true story featured!
At the beginning of the Prayer of
The moment of
Communion is given to the altar servers and the lay administrators
Words and photos: Chris Price
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