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Patronal Festival

Our Patronal festival - that is, St Gabriel's Day - is 29 September, and we tend to celebrate it on the nearest Sunday. It is an important celebration. In the Church of England's caendar, a patronal festival is the highest "grade" of celebration, ranking along with Christmas and Easter in importance. Click on any photograph below to see a larger version of the image.

2012
Guest preacher:
The Rt Rev'd Lindsay Urwin OGS


The clergy before mass began.



Charging the thurible.



After the Procession.
2013
Guest preacher:
The Rev'd James Matarazzo, Jr


After the Procession.



The guest preacher with our vicar.



Patronal Festival Preachers:
2011
The Rev'd Timothy L'Estrange, Vicar
2012
The Rt Rev'd Lindsay Urwin, OGS
2013
The Rev'd Dr James Matarazzo
2014
The Rev'd Paul Smedley, Assistant Priest
2015
The Rev'd Timothy L'Estrange, Vicar
2016
The Rev'd Justin Trevelyan Parker, Diocese of Hereford
2017
John Burnapp, Licensed Lay Minister, Diocese of St Albans
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