For over 100 years, Arundel Cathedral has celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a festival of flowers, which includes a magnificent carpet of flowers in the central aisle of the Cathedral and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the Cathedral to the courtyard of Arundel Castle, where Benediction is given.
In 2017 the Carpet of Flowers will be open to public view on Wednesday 14th June from 9.30am to 8.00pm and on Thursday 15th June from 9.30am until celebration of Mass at 5.30pm and the Blessed Sacrament procession to the Castle. Many thousands of people come from all over the south of England to visit the Cathedral on these two days.
Many of the classes have been down to visit the Carpet of Flowers. Our Year 6 pupils went to the Cathedral to help lay some of the flowers and created their own Carpet of Flowers back in their classroom.
As part of the Corpus Christi Mass and procession, the children who made their First Holy Communion took part in the procession through the Castle Grounds.