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Student Summer placement 2018

Rodney Magennis



In April, for my three week placement I decided to go and experience what life would be like in a busy cathedral, so I arrived at St. Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry. From the moment I arrived, I was treated with great respect and warmth. It was a really pleasant experience and I was involved in most aspects of cathedral life. I particularly enjoyed the musical elements of the services with the boys and gentlemen’s choir (I even got to join with them for a Diocesan Service). It was quite strange, standing in a cathedral pulpit preaching, something that I never thought I would have had the chance to do. I have made many good friends and have been back to visit on a few occasions. I will never forget my time in St. Columb’s, from the people, to the staff, and the Dean.