SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Bringing Light to Sacred Space this Advent & Christmas
This year at Newcastle Cathedral has been all about inviting people to see this sacred space in a new light.
The beginning of Advent will be marked by a Procession of Light on Sunday 28 November at 4pm. At this reflective service of candlelit carols and Advent carols, our Choir will process from darkness to light. You are invited to join us on a spiritual journey, exploring creation, care for creation, and God’s call to become a new creation in Christ.
As Christmas Day fast approaches, we are excited to welcome The Stars Come Out At Night, a beautiful sound and light installation which will be at the Cathedral from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 December.
The striking artwork, created by Stellar Projects, has previously appeared at Lumiere Festival in Durham; the large sculptural piece slowly rotates to reveal beautiful star patterns on the surrounding landscape. When it revolves, internal lighting creates a mesmerising temporary universe of stars that dance across the ground for visitors, capturing the magic of a sky full of stars.
Lyndsey Stephenson from Stellar Projects tells us: “Our longstanding fascination with the stars and the cosmos led us to create the installation.
“The installation celebrates our connection to the cosmos and takes the form of a large rotating cylinder which is a playful take on the night-time projectors which many small children have in their bedrooms. The projectors cast patterns of the constellations on bedroom walls and ceilings, comforting children and helping them to sleep. The installation creates a mesmerising environment where the audience can immerse themselves in the soothing beauty of the stars.”
The work is accompanied by a bespoke atmospheric soundtrack created by composer Oliver Vibrans.
We can’t wait to welcome it – and you, to the new-look Cathedral this December.
‘At the heart of Christmas’ is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021. Click here to find out more.