05 Oct | Vespers at S. Gregorio al Celio


On Wednesday 5th October at 6pm The Archbishop of Canterbury will join Pope Francis for a joint service of Evening Prayer in the church of San Gregorio al Celio. Both men will preach and a Joint Declaration will be read out.

The service will combine elements of Anglican Evensong and Catholic Vespers, and will see the Sistine Chapel Choir joined by the choir of Canterbury Cathedral as they join together in common worship.

The central piece of the service will be the blessing and sending-out of pairs of IARCCUM bishops. The International Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission is made-up of pairs of bishops from around the world, who work together in their own countries, to follow Pope Francis’ call that we should walk together as if we were one.

We have been granted a limited number of tickets which will be available (free of charge, of course) at the Anglican Centre, between 9:30 and 3:30 on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Wednesday 5 October; this is on a first come, first served basis.


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