The Consecration of an Altar is an important invent in the life of any church. This year on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the 8th December at 6pm, the Archbishop will Consecrate the Altar at the Cathedral.

The Altar, which is new to the Cathedral, has been transferred from the now closed St Clare’s Church in Ely. As well as the Altar, the Cathedral also received an Ambo and a Tabernacle Plinth. This is the first time since the reordering of the Cathedral under Archbishop Ward, that the Cathedral will have a stone Altar.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is the Patronal Feast of the Diocese, a most fitting day on which the Archbishop will Consecrate the Altar.

The image at the top of this article depicts Our Lady under her title of the Immaculate Conception, this window is found at the East End of the Cathedral.

All are invited to come to this celebration of importance in the life of the Cathedral and the Diocese. A reception at the Cornerstone will follow the Mass.