With the sun shining unexpectedly brightly, Lichfield Cathedral took the unprecedented step of starting its Palm Sunday procession at Speakers’ Corner, to recall what has come to be known as ‘The Triumphal Entry’ (when Jesus entered Jerusalem cheered on by a great crowd, riding on a donkey).

There was a crowd of about 200, palm branches for waving, four brass players from the Salvation Army, two choirs and plenty of liturgical robes… but no donkey. Maybe next year?

The introductory part of the service (‘the gathering’) was held from the new Speakers’ Corner podium, and the procession made its way from there up into the Close, down the south side and into the Cathedral from the west.

Cathedral Palm Sunday liturgy at Speakers Corner

Cathedral Palm Sunday liturgy at Speakers Corner

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