Bishop Cherry’s first official engagement was to officiate and preach at the Sunday morning Eucharist in the Cathedral, the day after the Enthronement. This was also a wonderful opportunity for the Cathedral family and congregation to meet her and offer her a warm welcome. During the service she carried out the consecration of our new altar.The altar, constructed and beautifully finished by a firm of craftsmen in Yorkshire to a design by the Dean, had been delivered to the Cathedral a few weeks previously. Sculpted to reflect the Norman arches along the nave, it is finished in bird’s-eye maple and various oak shades, and deserves a close look if (and we hope, when) you visit the Cathedral.

Newport Cathederal