Alban's Angels Discovery Morning is a huge success

Wed, 12 August 2015

© Sally Jones

Over 100 people descended on St Albans Cathedral yesterday, for the first Angel-themed Family Discovery Morning of the summer holidays. On this occasion, the trail was an opportunity for children to collect stars by seeking out some of the 200 Angels which are hidden all over the Cathedral, and to create a giant Alban Angel, now on display in the Cathedral.

Alex Gibson, who attended with her three young sons, said of the Discovery Morning: “It was really well done and kept them interested right the way through. They especially enjoyed dressing up at the end. The volunteers and guides were excellent, really helpful and friendly.”

As the children enjoyed their angel themed morning, Lady Verulam placed the 100th angel on the special ‘Angel Cloud’ which has been installed as part of the public appeal for the Cathedral’s development project – Alban, Britain’s First Saint.

Lady Verulam said of the project: “Angels ascending and descending is an irresistible image and here they are in physical form, a cloud of Alban’s Angels. It is a delight to know that all are named, so much love is represented by this growing cloud.”

The Angel Cloud is populated by an ever growing host of carved wooden angels as individuals, schools, clubs and organisations sign up to support the project which will see a new welcome centre, learning centre and telling of Alban’s story, along with improved facilities and access for visitors.

To find out more and to become an Alban Angel, go to

The next Family Discovery Morning at the Cathedral takes place on Thursday 13th August (10am to 12.30pm) when children can learn all about Magna Carta and King John.  For full details on all summer events go to

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