Chelmsford Cathedral
Boy Bishop Elected

On Sunday 6 December, here at Chelmsford Cathedral the medieval tradition of electing a child to be "bishop" took place. This traditionally happens on St Nicholas' Day (6 December), the patron saint of children. It is not disrespectful in any way but reminds us, in the words of Jesus, that unless we become like children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. It reminds us that the birth of God at Bethlehem turns the values of the world upside down. Matthew Wadey was elected Bishop by the choristers in afternoon, sat in the bishop's seat at Evensong at 3.30pm and blessed the congregation alongside the Dean.  Next year it will be the turn of one of the girl choristers.






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