Event Structure provides cover for the Consecration of the Bishop of Woolwich
It was with great pleasure that Allspan was again asked to deliver a temporary event structure in London. This time the event was the Consecration of the Bishop of Woolwich which was to be held at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 17 March, which was also St Patricks Day!
The ceremony saw Revd Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu Consecrated as the 13th Bishop of Woolwich. He is the successor of Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, who is now serving as the 99th Bishop of Lichfield.
Presiding over the Consecration of the new Bishop of Woolwich was The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. He was joined by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, who preached the sermon.
The Consecration is one of the many services that take place at London’s Southwark Cathedral each day, including those for diverse diocesan groups of all sizes and worshipping styles.
Southwark Cathedral is steeped in history and is said to date back as far as the 7th Century. Today the London Cathedral remains the hub of its parish, a place of worship and a centre for teaching, prayer and pilgrimage.
In recent years, additions have been made to the north of the building to accommodate meetings and conferences. There is also a library, education centre, shop and refectory.
While space within the London Cathedral has been added to significantly over the years (particularly around the millennium year) there is sometimes a requirement for additional space for special occasions, such as the Consecration for the Bishop of Woolwich.
Consequently, Allspan was again called upon to provide its impeccable Losberger temporary event structure as an extension to this remarkable building.