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The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Join us for an evening of creative art, reflection and music at Manchester Cathedral on Friday 18 September at 7pm. International artist Ghislaine Howard named ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2008 for her contribution to art and society will talk about her inspiration and practice in relation to her life size painting of The Return of the Prodigal Son currently on display at the cathedral until the 20th September.

Published: 14 September 2015

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Special prayers at Evensong in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II who today becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history, special prayers will be said during Evensong at 5.30pm. The service will end with the National Anthem.

To mark the occasion, at approximately 8pm, the Cathedral bell ringers will attempt to ring a quarter peal using the eight largest bells.

Published: 09 September 2015

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Heritage Open Day, 12 September 2015

Heritage Open Day, 12 September 2015

A Wedding Drama at Manchester Cathedral, Medieval Myth-Making and Unlocking the Royal Charters

Manchester Cathedral celebrates Heritage Open Day this Saturday, 12 September, with a full programme of exciting events: a dramatic performance of ‘Joshua Brookes and the Missing Grooms’, a rare display of three original Royal Charters, and a fascinating insight into myth-making in medieval Manchester.

All events and admission to the Cathedral is FREE.

Published: 08 September 2015

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Manchester Cathedral sets up prayer station for refugees

Manchester Cathedral has set up a prayer station for the people of Greater Manchester to pray for refugees.

The Very Reverend Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester said:

“Manchester Cathedral is here to serve a diverse city, answering God’s call to churches to reach out with compassion to those who suffer.

I am deeply saddened that so many have lost their lives fleeing their homes in other parts of the world, including Syria. We grieve these unnecessary deaths and pray for all caught up in this situation. We pray that the government have the courage to make a safe haven for refugees to our country.

I pray that we, the people of Greater Manchester, will show refugees generosity, compassion and love.

Many religious communities in this city, including Manchester Cathedral, are standing by to provide any practical assistance needed to support refugees".

Published: 04 September 2015

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Vacancy: Chorister Recruitment Officer

The Dean and Canons seek to appoint a Chorister Recruitment Officer to deliver a vigorous recruitment programme for the statutory choir by establishing a robust and effective marketing campaign that reimagines the chorister brand image.

This new and exciting post will also help deliver a new musical outreach programme across the Greater Manchester region by acting as a musical animateur to foster greater interest and nurture the musical potential in young people.

Published: 04 September 2015

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Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir visit Tewkesbury

Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir visit Tewkesbury

Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir recently visited Tewkesbury. The Sub-Organist, Geoffrey Woollatt, talks about the trip.

"This year's Voluntary Choir tour to Tewkesbury was a great success. The staff at Tewkesbury Abbey were very welcoming, and very complimentary about the singing. On the Saturday, we sang Evensong for the feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist, with old favourites, Brewer in D (who was Organist down the road at Gloucester Cathedral), and Give us the wings of faith by Ernest Bullock, who was one of my predecessors as Sub-Organist at Manchester between 1912-1919.

Published: 03 September 2015

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Manchester Cathedral to fly the Rainbow flag for Manchester Pride

This year marks 25 years of Manchester Pride with the annual Big Weekend taking place from Friday 28 to Monday 31 August. The theme for the Manchester Pride Parade is Devotion. Manchester Cathedral is devoted to being a welcoming, inclusive Cathedral for all who visit and to celebrating and embracing diversity in the City of Manchester. In recent years we have developed strong links with the LGBT community. A bi-annual LGBT celebration is hosted at Manchester Cathedral, the most recent service ‘OUT! At the Cathedral’ took place in October 2014. We also welcomed visitors to the Sparkle 10 celebrations to the Sunday morning service.

During the Big Weekend, Manchester Cathedral will show its support to Manchester’s LGBT community by flying the Rainbow flag from the Cathedral Tower.

Published: 27 August 2015

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New episode available on Manchester Cathedral TV

New episode available on Manchester Cathedral TV

Visitor Services Manager, Dympna Gould, reveals some of the secrets of Manchester Cathedral in this extended extract from the spring edition of The Guide.

The institution, which dates its origins to the 11th Century, has evidence of an earlier incarnation of a church on the site and has a series of unusual and beguiling features which add to the mysteries and myths of this historic building.

All is revealed on the regular tours of the cathedral but here Dympna teases viewers with some of those special features.

Published: 26 August 2015

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The Friends of Manchester Cathedral

The Friends of Manchester Cathedral

The Friends of Manchester Cathedral have supported our work for over 70 Years. The Friends have made additions to the building that will last for generations, everything from new windows to helping to keep the roof on!

The Friends rely entirely on subscriptions, donations, bequests and the income from investments to fulfil their objective.

To find out more about becoming a Friend, please download the Friends leaflet.

Published: 12 August 2015

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Introducing our new Verger

Introducing our new Verger

We would like to introduce our new Verger, Mike Jenkinson joined the Vergers' team on Monday 10 August. Here are a few words from Mike:

"I've lived in and around Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme all my life. I'm married to Fi, who is entering her 3rd year of ordination training, and we have 2 children- Faith (11) and Jacob (9). Fi and I became Christians in 2002 after beginning to attend St Michael's Flixton. In my spare time I enjoy lots of creative hobbies, including making stained glass art and home brewing. What excites me about working at the Cathedral is being a visible sign of faith in the middle of a vibrant and diverse city. I look forward to meeting you all.”

Published: 10 August 2015

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