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Vacancy: Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship 2016-2017

The Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral are now inviting applications for the 2016-2017 Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship, which will have the privilege of playing our new four manual organ (to be installed in the autumn of 2016). The scholarship is paid and accommodation is also included.

Closing date for applications is 1 November 2015 with interviews and auditions scheduled 9 November 2015.

Published: 06 October 2015

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Cathedral News Survey

Cathedral News Survey

The Cathedral News has been one of the main forms of communication for Manchester Cathedral for many years. We are currently re-evaluating the purpose of Cathedral News and to do this we would like to have a better understanding of our audience. To help us to do this, we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions.

Published: 06 October 2015

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Sci-Fi Film Screenings in the Cathedral

Sci-Fi Film Screenings in the Cathedral

Aliens, time travel, artificial reality and humanised robots represent just a few of the exhilarating and thought-provoking ways that scientific ideas have been explored in film and television. We are excited to announce that we will be screening a selection of sci-fi films in the historic setting of Manchester Cathedral as part of the Manchester Science Festival.

Published: 25 September 2015

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Harvest 2015 at the Cathedral – Sunday 27 September 2015

Harvest 2015 at the Cathedral – Sunday 27 September 2015

At 10.30am we will have a traditional Harvest Eucharist at which you are all invited to bring a harvest gift for the Booth Centre.

In the evening we will be joining our friends at St Ann's for a special Joint Harvest Celebration at 6.30pm, Canon David Holgate will be the preacher. All welcome.

Published: 24 September 2015

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Manchester Cathedral launches a ‘decorate an organ pipe’ competition for local schools

The organ is at the very centre of Manchester Cathedral’s music making and is in use virtually every day. With its origins in the 19th century the organ was restored and enlarged between 1952 and 1957, following extensive war damage. This rebuilt instrument, however, had inherent issues with location, look and tone, hence the need now for a new organ. The Manchester Cathedral Organ has been supported and funded by Mr Norman Stoller, through The Stoller Charitable Trust. The new instrument will be installed in 2016. We envisage that it will be formally dedicated in 2017.

Published: 24 September 2015

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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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