Bishop celebrates with more than 100 altar servers

Altar Servers group Photo: Keith Morris / www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers group Photo: Keith Morris / www.rcdea.org.uk - Credit: Keith Morris

More than 100 servers from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered for a special Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich.

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk - Credit: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Families gathered for the special Mass, celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes, on Saturday, May 26.

During the Mass, six new altar servers were presented with bronze medals and enrolled in the Guild of St Stephen by Bishop Alan.

In his homily, Bishop Alan said: 'Serving at the altar is not just a hobby that we do each week. It is part of who we are, followers of Jesus Christ. Serving at the altar is a privilege, something we do out of our love for him.

'Let others see what a difference our faith makes to our lives. As altar servers, let us be people of faith and strong followers of Jesus - let us be people who have responded to God's call willingly and generously, let us being people who are great witnesses to Jesus Christ.'

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk - Credit: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk


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After Mass the altar servers and their families enjoyed a barbecue in the grounds of the Cathedral Narthex.

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk - Credit: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

Altar Servers Mass at St John's Cathedral in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk - Credit: Keith Morris/www.rcdea.org.uk

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