Via Crucis

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 Liszt.
The composer's setting of the fourteen Stations of the Cross, written in 1878, makes use of choir, organ, piano
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 Faith's.
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.