Ultreya GB

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2022 – looking back…

The Cursillistas of the Diocese of Southwark and London jointly hosted the National Ultreya in the capital city of London on 3 September.

The National Ultreya 2022 began with a welcome and prayers from Bishop Sarah Mullally followed by the Walk of Witness from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.

The diocesan banners gathered in front of the alter in St.Paul's cathedral with Bishop Sarah
The Walk of Witness over the Millenium bridge from St. Paul’s cathedral (background)

The walk crossed the river Thames over the Millennium Bridge towards the Tate Modern, before passing Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Golden Hind on route to the Millennium Court at Southwark Cathedral.

The main programme of the day took place in Southwark Cathedral. There was an extended Ultreya before lunch with Floating Group Reunion, two amazing lay witness talks from Melanie Nazareth (of Southwark diocese) and Monica Bolley (of London diocese), the Gospel response from our NSD, Rev. Stephen Bowring and a talk from the BACC President Beth Roberts.

Lunch was taken in and around the cathedral to the backdrop of London’s south bank and in particular Borough Market, whose delights were sampled by many!

Southwark Cathedral

We then returned to the cathedral for worship and the closing eucharist presided over by Bishop Richard Harries, Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Southwark, with the sermon given by Bishop Rob Wickham, Area Bishop of Edmonton, Diocese of London.