Commonwealth Evensong

Published on: Wed, 24/10/2018 - 14:41

There was a special Choral Evensong in Lichfield Cathedral at the weekend (October 21st) to celebrate The Queen’s position as the head of the Commonwealth.

The service took the Commonwealth theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’ and highlighted not only the immense force for good that comes from the association of nations within the Commonwealth but also the significant personal commitment to the commonwealth enterprise by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

The preacher was the Revd. Canon Dr Flora Winfield, the Archbishop’s Special Representative to the Commonwealth.  

The Dean of the cathedral, the Very Revd. Adrian Dorber, said: “It was a celebration of the Commonwealth and The Queens role in that. The Commonwealth is vitally important in helping to reduce tension and stress in the world and acts an instrument of peace.”

Canon Andrew Stead, the precentor of the cathedral said: “Representatives from across the county were also there to join in the celebration of this wonderful enterprise that promotes the values of friendship, loyalty, and the desire for freedom and peace.”