Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. Each episode will feature a local expert and will look at a different subject, a different part of Pembrokeshire and a different point in time.
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Mari James is the Library Development Officer at St. David’s Cathedral, and she talks about the life of St. David (Dewi Sant), the history of the Cathedral, and the role that it has played in the history of Christian worship, in Wales and beyond.
We are grateful to the Dean and Chapter of St David’s Cathedral for permission to use the recording of Choral Scholars, Lawrence Pethick and Adrian Harris, chanting at the weekly Prayers at the Shrine of St David on 14th January 2022.
Further information can be found at https://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/ and https://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/discover/library.
For details of services on St David’s Day please see the Cathedral website, and please remember that events may change subject to rules and restrictions that are in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The following information has been provided by staff at the Cathedral and is accurate at the time of publishing.
March 1st is always a day of celebration in St David’s, especially in the Cathedral.
This year (2022), on Tuesday it starts at 8am with Prayers and Holy Communion at the Shrine of St David in the centre of the Cathedral.
Then at 10am there is a service with local school children. At 11.15am all are welcome to join the Bishop of St David’s with the Dean and clergy of the Cathedral at St Non’s Chapel and Well on the nearby cliff top where there will be a short service of blessing before a procession via Oriel y Parc to the Cross in the City Square for the Bishop’s blessing of the City, and continued Procession onto the Cathedral. The procession will arrive at the Cathedral to join the congregation at 12.30pm at the Quire and High Altar.
The Cathedral. Including the Cathedral Library, are open all day for visitors. There is then a Choral Evensong at 6pm in the medieval Quire. This is sung by the Cathedral Choir and will include Meirion Wynn Jones’ arrangement of O Ddewi Sanctaidd.
Everyone is welcome to the Cathedral to join for any or all of these services and events, and just to be in the place where St David lived and died, and ran his monastery in the 6th century.
Then on the following Sunday, 6th March, there will be also be a special service at 4pm to celebrate the Life of St David and marking different stages and events in his life. All are welcome. Croeso I bawb.
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Music: Water Lily – The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds