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Holy Week Festival 2010

8 January 2010 No Comment

The brochure for the fourth Malmesbury Abbey Holy Week Festival is now available. You can download it e-mail for it to be posted to you.
The festival opens on Friday 26th March 2010 at 7.30pm and runs through to Easter Day. As last year, our festival will open with a brand new Stations of the Cross art exhibition created by A-level students at Malmesbury School followed by a glass of wine and an hour and a half of live, clean, comedy with Andy Kind and Paul Kerensa. On the Saturday night Springs Dance company bring professional dance to the Abbey with their performance of Bread of Life, tickets available now at the Abbey. Free, late night music on the Angel stage is back with performances by Tristan Cork, Rosie Archer, the Malmesbury School Frock Band and John Hughes, and throughout the week there will be candlelit monastic prayer, a 24/7 Prayer Room, a fair-trade café in the Abbey and a prayer Labyrinth. On Good Friday the Abbey choir will perform William Byrd’s 4-part mass with readings from St Luke on Easter Day itself the preacher will be the Rt Rev Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon.

New this year are Agnostics Anonymous in The Whole Hog and Sanctuary – a new meditative community.

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