When the organizers of Diabetes Awareness Week invited me to let them illuminate the Cathedral in Blue - together with other buildings in the Octagon - it seemed a good opportunity for the Cathedral to express support for the common good. I was glad to receive this photo this morning and also to see that they had taken my invitation to place an explanatory banner on the Bishop's Walk (not called that because our own Bishop is wont to walk there but because of the images of the 4 Bishops which adorn that balcony - among them Bishop Neville represented holding an image of the Cathedral).
Of course the colour blue has various associations and there may be some who will suggest a bright red, or encouraging green. Who knows what the future will bring?
As it stands, I am pleased to see this image of the Cathedral and to usefully employ our privileged space in the centre of the City, a tangible expression of public theology.