St Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield will be celebrating the start of Advent by launching a special community Festival of Angels. There are more than 200 beautiful and decorative Angels inside and on the outside of the Cathedral, which was built in 1850 and features design work by the renowned Victorian architect AW Pugin.
The largest Angel in the Cathedral is the stunning Guardian Angel, donated by the prominent Sheffield based Bernasconi family, who were manufacturers of cutlery in the early twentieth century.
Visitors, schools and community groups have been working on creating their own Angel artwork, creative writing and poetry throughout the Autumn, all inspired by the Angels of St Marie's.
The festival opens on 2nd December with a special launch event, 2-4pm. In addition to a brand new display about the heritage and art of the Cathedral's Angels there will be fun family activities including an angel's trail, storytelling and angel making workshops.
There are also craft workshops, tours of the Cathedral and Advent music recitals. The Festival has been funded by the Cathedral's Heritage Lottery Fund Project and all the event are free, and everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about one of Sheffield's hidden gems.
St Marie's Cathedral can be found on Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2JB.
For more information visit: www.stmariecathedral.org/events/festival-of-angels/