St Swithun’s Day at Winchester

St Swithun’s Shrine site in Winchester Cathedral

Next weekend is good time to start out from Winchester on the Pilgrims’ Way. Saturday 15 July is  St Swithun’s Day.

At Winchester Cathedral the First Evensong of St Swithun will be sung on Friday evening 14 July at 5.30pm.

On Saturday 15 July, St Swithuns’s Day, there are celebrations of the Eucharist at 8am and noon.

The main St Swithun observance is Choral Evensong at 4.30pm when the new Dean, The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, is the preacher.

The service climax is a procession to the Shrine of St Swithun.

The calendar name for the day is The Translation of St Swithun. It was this moving of the saint’s body to a new grave which has given rise to him being associated with rain.

Walkers will find that the forecast for Saturday is no rain.

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