13-year-old boy becomes Salisbury Cathedral’s chorister bishop for a day

Chorister Sebastian Kunzer, 13, stands beside the baptismal font, surrounded by his fellow cathedral choristers, as he gets used to wearing Bishop’s robes while rehearsing his role as Chorister Bishop at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire. During the annual event, which takes place around St Nicholas’ Day, a chorister is chosen to act as Bishop for a short period in advent in a typical role-reversal medieval custom whereby masters and servants swap places for a spell.
Chorister Sebastian Kunzer, 13, stands beside the baptismal font, surrounded by his fellow cathedral choristers, as he gets used to wearing Bishop’s robes while rehearsing his role as Chorister Bishop at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire. During the annual event, which takes place around St Nicholas’ Day, a chorister is chosen to act as Bishop for a short period in advent in a typical role-reversal medieval custom whereby masters and servants swap places for a spell.