Norwich Anglican Cursillo were well represented at the National Ultreya, this year hosted by the Diocese of Southwell in Nottinghamshire on Saturday September 2nd.
The day commenced with registration and coffee at the splendid Minster School, allowing Cursillistas a chance to renew acquaintances and browse the assorted stalls. Participants had travelled from as far afield as St. Asaph’s in Wales, Edinburgh, and the south coast of England.
Trevor King, the National President, who attended our ‘Summer Barbecue’ in South Wooton welcomed everyone. The morning session included ‘Floating’ Group reunions, a witness talk, worship songs and news of the National Ultreya to be held in Chelmsford next year.
After lunch Cursillistas assembled on what was a beautiful warm and sunny afternoon ready for the procession through town.
Roads were closed and banners were held high as we made our way towards the imposing Minster for the celebration of the Eucharist.
The banners formed a ‘Guard of Honour’ for the congregation to walk through before being paraded down the aisle.
Rousing hymns were sung and a wonderful address was given by the Bishop of Southwell who spoke about using our talents well – it was a truly uplifting service.
Photos show Southwell Minster, the banners ready to process and the end of the service with banners returning down the aisle.
With spirits high, the Minster school beckoned for tea, cake and ‘goodbyes’ before, in some cases, the long journey home.
Some of the Norfolk Cursillistas who enjoyed the Ultreya pictured with the Norwich Diocese banner.