Holy Week at St Faith's has often featured unusual
and distinctive acts of worship, but Tuesday's
offering was very special.
It featured a liturgical performance of 'Via
Crucis' a late and little-performed work by Franz
The composer's setting of the fourteen Stations of
the Cross, written in 1878, makes use of choir,
and soprano and baritone soloists. The Cantata
Choir of Liverpool's Roman Catholic cathedral
under Richard Lea
were joined by Christine Gelder, Kirsty Ligertwood
and Stuart O'Hara, while the organist was
the Revd Ged Callacher, one-time organist at St
Most of the congregation moved round the striking
woven Stations of the Cross to hear readings and
prayers by Fr Neil Kelley,
punctuating the powerful and moving choral,
instrumental and and vocal music.
The hour-long celebration was an intensely moving
experience both musical and spiritual.