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The Cross Guild

The Cross Guild of the Cathedral is a unique organisation which has a two-fold function: It is the Cathedral's Old Choristers' Association as well as well as performing an important role in the liturgical and ceremonial life of the Cathedral.

After leaving the Cathedral Choir, all choristers are welcome to join the Cross Guild. Boys and girls are able to keep in touch with friends from the choir and continue to have a role in services at the Cathedral.

The Cross Guild carry out many different liturgical roles at different services. They regularly carry the processional cross, candles and Gospel book at the Sunday morning Eucharist as well as leading the clergy in processions. Many members of the Cross Guild also assist with the administration of communion. Their distinctive robes add much to the colour of Cathedral worship and they have an important lay role at many services, both large and small scale.