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A look back at 2018 at St Albans Cathedral.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at St Albans Cathedral.
 
2018 has been another busy and exciting year as our Alban, Britain's First Saint project gained momentum and our events regularly attracted large crowds.

 Click on the photos below to take a look back at some of the highlights from the past year.

  • In February, we welcomed our new Sub Dean.
  • On Easter Monday, pilgrims from across the diocese braved the rain for the annual Easter Monday Pilgrimage which ended with a service in the Cathedral.
  • Pilgrim banners at the Easter Monday Pilgrimage.
  • The sun shone for the Alban Pilgrimage in June.
  • Thousands took to the streets for June's Alban Pilgrimage
  • A moment of calm at the Shrine after the Pilgrimage in the morning.
  • After a jam packed Pilgrimage day, our Community Engagement Officer was on hand to help make paper bag puppets at the Alban Street Festival.
  • In August we welcomed Ella West, our first ever Artist in Residence, who ran screen printing workshops.
  • Our Artist in Residence also ran wax tablet engraving sessions. These tablets formed the basis of her final installation.
  • October saw the Cathedral filled with poppies and other light projections in the first of our remembrance events marking the centenary of the end of WW1.
  • The outside of the Cathedral was also turned red as part of the Poppy Fields event.
  • In November some local Sixth Formers took over one of our guided tours as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day.
  • In November some local Sixth Formers took over one of our guided tours as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day.
  • In early December we hosted the Secret Scarf Project who tied scraves to the railings at the East End of the Cathedral for those who needed them.
  • The builders working on the new Welcome Centre gave the Dean a masterclass in bricklaying.
  • The walls of the new Welcome Centre really started to take shape just before the Christmas break.

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