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Services from July to September 2015

The Cathedral Choirs are on holiday from Monday 6 July until Tuesday 8 September. Evening services will be said at 4.30pm, unless there is a visiting choir. Please refer to the service schedule for up to date information.

Published: 08 July 2015

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Friday 3 July 2015

It is necessary to disconnect the electricity supply on Friday 3 July and so the Cathedral offices will be closed for the day.

The building will remain open to the general public and services will proceed as usual; some members of staff will be onsite, however, there will be no welcomers or guides on duty.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Published: 02 July 2015

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Vacancy: Chorister Recruitment Officer

Chorister Recruitment Officer

The Dean and Canons of Manchester Cathedral 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 our region by acting as a musical animateur to foster greater interest and nurture the musical potential in young people.

Candidates interested in this two-year fixed term post are invited to read the vacancy detail. The closing date for applications is 5 July 2015. Interviews and auditions to be held on 31 July 2015. Informal queries are welcomed by the Organist and Master of the Choristers, which may be made by contacting Christopher Stokes on 0161 833 2220 (ext 225).

Published: 02 July 2015

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Meditations – new series launches on Manchester Cathedral TV

In the first of a new series, Canon Phillip Barratt, Precentor at Manchester Cathedral talks about his journey from the streets of the county to the door of the Cathedral and his own personal mission and that of the Cathedral which can date its origins to the 11th Century.

The programme opens with music from the Cathedral Choristers conducted by Organist and Master of the Choristers, Christopher Stokes.

Meditations is a trial programme testing how television and the internet can be developed to promote better understanding of the work of the Cathedral and its teaching of the Gospel and the interaction of God and Jesus Christ in the life of the city and beyond.

Published: 30 June 2015

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Prayer for Peace in the face of terrorist attacks

Prayer for Peace in the face of terrorist attacks

A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those affected by the recent terrorist attacks.

Lord God of compassion,
whose will is for peace built on righteousness,
we pray for all people in places affected by terrorist attacks just recently:
for an end to hostility and violence,
for comfort and help for all who suffer,
and for reconciliation between people of all faiths and none
through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
Amen.

Published: 26 June 2015

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Building works over the summer 2015

Watch the video below to find out about the building works taking place at Manchester Cathedral over the summer 2015.

Published: 26 June 2015

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Summer at Manchester Cathedral

Summer at Manchester Cathedral

There are lots of new and exciting events taking place over the Summer! Download the Summer brochure for full details.

The brochures are produced three times per year. If you would like to receive the brochures by email, please contact Visitor Services.

Published: 24 June 2015

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Capture the Cathedral - Vote for your favourite!

The Capture the Cathedral photography competition is now in its third year and this year’s competition was a great success. Over 250 photographs were submitted and the standard was excellent, making the judges’ role very difficult!

A selection of photographs, including the winning entries, is on display in the Cathedral until Sunday 12 July. Whilst the exhibition is on display, members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite photo. Once the results have been collated, the Cathedral will announce the People’s Choice winner! Voting is also available via our Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition.

Published: 16 June 2015

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Advance notice of forthcoming works

Organ dismantling will commence on Wednesday 8 July and will involve the closure of the south quire aisle for a period of approximately three weeks, followed by a closure of the north quire aisle for two weeks.

Scaffolding works inside the Cathedral will commence on Thursday 9 July and be in-situ until November 2015. Areas affected by the scaffolding will include the Jesus Chapel and south quire aisle. The Fraser Chapel will be closed to the public throughout. This is to enable the south aisle roof repairs, which are being funded by the WWI Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.

Published: 16 June 2015

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The 2015 Wickham Lecture

The 2015 Wickham Lecture by the Very Revd Dr John Moses, Dean Emeritus of St Paul's Cathedral, takes place at Manchester Cathedral this coming Monday evening, 15 June, at 7pm. The subject of the lecture will be: Peace and Peacemaking: Thomas Merton -- A Man for Our Times. Dr Moses' lecture will draw on the work he did for his 2014 biographical assessment of Merton (Divine Discontent, the Prophetic Voice of Thomas Merton, Bloomsbury, 2014).

There is no charge for the lecture, and you are warmly invited to attend both the lecture and the reception with drinks and light refreshments beforehand.

Published: 12 June 2015

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