Many of you will be familiar with the ‘Stations of the Cross’ Banners which formed part of the 2015 Chester Cathedral Pilgrim’s Trail celebrating the centenary of the ending of the First World War. The ‘Stations’ depicted on the Banners and in the Trail Booklet inspired not only our own community, visitors and pilgrims but also those in other parishes who hired the banners.
The Cathedral now wishes to produce a new ‘Stations of the Cross’ journey around our cathedral to reflect on those who have died, who cared for the sick and who suffered from the effects of Covid-19. The 2021 Stations of the Cross banners will carry images representing the Covid-19 Pandemic whilst at the same time recounting the traditional depictions of Christ’s Passion.
How can you be part of this new project? The Stations of the Cross Project Team is hoping that some of images, to be displayed on the new banners, will be provided by members of our cathedral community.
To be considered for display images should, where possible, fulfil the following criteria:
If you have images that you think might be suitable please email them to either Jeremy Dussek; Jeremy.email@example.com or Patricia Faraday; firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 20 January 2021.
Please bear in mind that the Project Team reserve the right to select the images considered most appropriate for the banners and we may not require your image/s. However, there are plans to provide a suitable area in the cathedral to display photos, memories, poems relating to the pandemic alongside the Stations of the Cross Pilgrim’s Trail.
We aim to deliver the ‘Stations of the Cross’ by Ash Wednesday, 17 February 2021, however, please bear in mind that the project may be subject to Covid-19 Government and Church of England legislation and/or restrictions and we cannot guarantee the exact date.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the above do not hesitate to contact Canon Jeremy or Patricia Faraday.
The 14 Stations of the Cross