Our Lady Star of the Sea
© 2021 Our Lady Star of the Sea, East Preston
After their First Communion, the children are able to attend the beautiful Corpus Christi celebration at Arundel Cathedral. Sadly, the Carpet of Flowers and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi was not possible for 2020 and greatly restricted in 2021. The Carpet of Flowers has only been cancelled once before–during the First World War when the men working on the Norfolk Estate were away fighting at the front. The next Carpet of Flowers is due to take place on 16th June 2022. You can watch the Carpet being made from Tuesday 14th June after the 10am Mass. The finished Carpet is on view from the Wednesday morning from 9.30 until 8pm and again from 9.30 on Corpus Christi itself. Mass preceding the Procession into the Grounds of the Castle takes place at 5.30 and is lead by Bishop Moth. After Mass the Bishop walks over the Carpet followed by the children. The making of the carpet and the service itself can be seen on the Cathedral 24hr live stream here: https://arundelcathedral.uk
The carpet of flowers is designed to be enjoyed but has a deeper meaning. The flowers pave the way for Christ, the King of Kings, to be carried by the Bishop as he walks with the Blessed Sacrament, the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ with bread and wine. The beauty of the flowers and the skill that went into designing and laying the carpet of flowers are sacrificed to God, acknowledging that He is the Master and Lord of all creation.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
© 2021 Our Lady Star of the Sea, East Preston
After their First Communion, the children are able to attend the beautiful Corpus Christi celebration at Arundel Cathedral. Sadly, the Carpet of Flowers and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi was not possible for 2020 and greatly restricted in 2021. The Carpet of Flowers has only been cancelled once before–during the First World War when the men working on the Norfolk Estate were away fighting at the front. The next Carpet of Flowers is due to take place on 16th June 2022. You can watch the Carpet being made from Tuesday 14th June after the 10am Mass. The finished Carpet is on view from the Wednesday morning from 9.30 until 8pm and again from 9.30 on Corpus Christi itself. Mass preceding the Procession into the Grounds of the Castle takes place at 5.30 and is lead by Bishop Moth. After Mass the Bishop walks over the Carpet followed by the children. The making of the carpet and the service itself can be seen on the Cathedral 24hr live stream here: https://arundelcathedral.uk
The carpet of flowers is designed to be enjoyed but has a deeper meaning. The flowers pave the way for Christ, the King of Kings, to be carried by the Bishop as he walks with the Blessed Sacrament, the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ with bread and wine. The beauty of the flowers and the skill that went into designing and laying the carpet of flowers are sacrificed to God, acknowledging that He is the Master and Lord of all creation.