Faith & Worship

Week 31 - Sue Stevens

In this week's #BlessedIsShe, we meet Sue Stevens, one of our long-serving team of polishers.

In this centenary year of women's suffrage, we are celebrating the women who play important roles in the daily life of the Cathedral community.

Each Saturday of the year, we will be sharing a different story here and across our social media. 

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What’s your connection with Bristol Cathedral?

I am a Friend of Bristol Cathedral, a member of the congregation, and a "Holy Duster".


How long have you been associated with the Cathedral?

Since February 2006.


What first drew you to Bristol Cathedral?

I had heard of cathedral cleaning groups, and it struck me that cleaning in such a building would be something special.


What have been some of your personal highlights?

Highlights for me over the years are attending some of the special services, such as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Christmas. I am interested in embroidery, and to see the vestments and altars on such occasions is a real treat. 


What would you like to see the Cathedral doing over the next few years?

The re-development of the area by the West Door. 


What does the Cathedral mean for you?

The service I attend is Choral Evensong.

When you sit in the quire on a SUnday evening, especially in winter, you get a real sense of the continuity of worship over the centuries.

The cathedral is a beautiful building and helping to keep it clean and shining is a privilege.