Choral Evensong at St Mary’s, Welsh Newton
By 2013 Bob Tabor
Bob and Bea attended a choral evensong by the Choir of Hereford Cathedral at St Mary's, Welsh Newton on Sunday 22nd September. It was a wonderfully uplifting service, held in the beautiful surroundings of this medieval Knight Templar's church. The churchyard is the resting place of St John Kemble, a Roman Catholic priest who was martyred in 1679.
The singing by the Hereford Cathedral Choir was exceptional and The Rev Canon Andrew Piper, Precentor of Hereford Cathedral gave an inspiring sermon linking past religious zealotry with modern day worldwide religious fanaticism. The congregation was made up of locals and visitors who came especially for this wonderful event.
[caption id="attachment_854" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The Hereford Cathedral Choir with Choirmaster Geraint Bowen"][/caption]