Monday, June 17, 2013

Vocations 5: Married couples and parents

This week we remember married couples and parents.  Let us pray for married couples, that the Lord may strengthen their love, and for parents that they may reveal God's love to their children.

We all need others to show us God’s love. This week we thank God for all those who look after us, and for all the ways in which they show us love and care. We know that they are a gift from God. We pray for all those who look after children, and ask God to help them.

10th July 1995 Lancaster Cathedral
We don't have an image of the first of the many weddings that have taken place at the Cathedral.  Reported in Billington's Blog, according to the parish registers, the first wedding in the new St Peter's church took place on 3rd November 1859. Thomas Brown of Elswick, son of John and Helen Brown, married Joanna Ball of Heaton, daughter of William and Margaret Ball. The witnesses were Robert Ball and Maria Ball.  

Married amidst the scaffold
he image right is one of the weddings that took place during 1995 when the Cathedral was being re-ordered.