Dio­cese of Birm­ing­ham

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Birm­ing­ham Cathe­dral will host an in­stal­la­tion of 2,000 golden boats, sus­pended as a flotilla high above the nave, open­ing the cathe­dral’s 300th Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions.

The Soul Boats have been made and dec­o­rated by in­di­vid­u­als of all faiths and back­grounds from across the city.

The Very Rev Cather­ine Ogle, Dean of Birm­ing­ham, said: “We are de­lighted to be host­ing the Soul Boats just as the Cathe­dral re­opens af­ter ren­o­va­tion, and as we en­ter Ad­vent.

“We have been pro­foundly moved that so many peo­ple have been brought to­gether by this project. This is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment for the artist and the par­tic­i­pants and a won­der­ful fi­nale to our ter­cente­nary year.”

The Soul Boats will be in place for the first Sun­day in Ad­vent, 29 Novem­ber 2015, when mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to the 11am Choral Eucharist and the 4pm Ad­vent Pro­ces­sion by Can­dle­light. They re­main on dis­play un­til March 2016.

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