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Manchester Cathedral Bell Ringers mark Magna Carta anniversary

Church bell ringers everywhere have been encouraged to ring across the UK and further afield to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Sunday 14 June has been designated as the Big Ringing Day, in conjunction with LiberTeas, where Communities across the UK (and overseas) are being encouraged to organise or attend a local event, to create a simultaneous moment of reflection and celebration of their freedoms and rights.

On Sunday 14 June at 3pm, Manchester Cathedral Bell Ringers will attempt to ring a quarter peal of Plain Bob Triples, during which each bell will strike 1260 times in rows containing each bell once. Each row will be different and no row except (12345678) will be repeated, each ringer learning his or her individual path amongst the others.

The Cathedral bells will be ringing for approximately one hour.

For more information visit the Central Council of Church Bell Ringer website.

For more information about LiberTeas, visit their website.

Published: 11 June 2015

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Capture the Cathedral 2015 Exhibition Launch

We received over 250 photographs in this year's competition and the standard was excellent.

A selection of photographs will be on display from Saturday 13 June until Saturday 12 July. Whilst the exhibition is on display, members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite photo, once the results have been collated, the Cathedral will announce the Peopleís Choice winner!

The winners in each category and the overall competition winner will be announced at the launch of the Capture the Cathedral exhibition on Friday 12 June at 7pm. The launch is open to the public.

Published: 11 June 2015

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Archbishop of York becomes a patron of Volition

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has been announced as patron of Volition, the Cathedral Volunteer Programme.

Volition is a newly formed national charity which works with local employers to offer unemployed people the skills and confidence they need to gain employment. They do this through an innovative volunteering programme where individuals opt to volunteer to develop new skills, supported by NESTA and the Cabinet Office.

The charity has its roots in the Manchester Cathedral programme, which was launched in 2012, in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. With impressive results, Jobcentre Plus have re-commissioned the programme on a number of times in Greater Manchester and Liverpool. Hundreds of volunteers have benefited as a result, with over 100 people now in jobs. Many other cathedrals in the UK have now expressed interest to Volition. Chester is coming on board in the autumn of 2015 and other Cathedrals are expected to follow.

Published: 09 June 2015

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The Chapter of Manchester Cathedral seeks to appoint a Cathedral Verger

The Chapter of Manchester Cathedral seeks to appoint a Cathedral Verger with exemplary team working skills and the capacity to work flexibly and effectively using their own initiative. Due to the nature of the work involved, candidates for this full time permanent position must be physically fit, comfortable working at height and be committed to the traditions of prayer and worship that underpin cathedral life.

Published: 08 June 2015

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Visitor Information - Saturday 30 May 2015

Morning Prayer and Holy Communion will take place at 9am in the Fraser Chapel.

The Cathedral will close to the public at 10am in preparation for the Anne Kirkbride Memorial Service which begins at 11.30am, doors will open at approximately 10.45am. Members of the public are asked to enter via the north door; disabled access will be via the south door. We will reopen to the public at 1.30pm, however, there will be no access to the Regiment Chapel for the rest of the day.

Evening Prayer will be said at 4.30pm in the Fraser Chapel.

Published: 29 May 2015

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Some 15,000 bees swarming at Manchester Cathedral!

Manchester Cathedral has bee hives on the roof and on Wednesday 28 May, some 15,000 bees were spotting swarming on a cross at Manchester Cathedral. Luckily, the Canon Apiarist, Adrian Rhodes, was on hand to remove the bees.

Canon Adrian Rhodes explains why bees swarm:

Swarming is the natural way in which honey bees reproduce, usually taking place in the spring, as the colony starts to expand. When the bees sense the time is right, the younger 'nurse' bees start selecting eggs to make into new queens. They extend the cells in which they were laid, and feed them with a lot of special food, called 'royal jelly'. When they get near to the time of sealing-in the larvae - where they continue to develop to become new queens - the old queen, and the older, flying bees, start to make preparations to leave.

Published: 28 May 2015

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Cathedral Quiz Night Success!

Cathedral Quiz Night Success!

The annual Cathdral Quiz Night ran for the sixth time this year, and beat its own record by raising well over £2000 for the Lighting Project.

Manchester Cathedral hosts the event in partnership with Manchester Arndale, and with the support of a number of generous sponsors, including MCL AV suppliers and The Printworks, who sponsored the Quiz Night trophy.

Published: 20 May 2015

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Join us on Monday 25 May for the annual Whit Walks

Join us on Monday 25 May for the annual Whit Walks

The annual Whit Walks will take place on Monday 25 May 2015.

The procession will leave Manchester Cathedral at 10am and travel along Deansgate, arriving in Albert Square for a short act of worship at 10.45am.

All welcome Ė please join us if you can!

Published: 20 May 2015

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Choristerships

Choristerships

Manchester Cathedral Choir comprises up to 20 boys and girls (the choristers) aged 8-13 years, and nine men (the Lay Clerks) who are among the North Wests leading professional singers. The Choir is renowned for its exceptionally high standards of performance and is at the heart of Manchesterís Musical heritage. The choristers sing Choral Evensong four times a week and Sung Eucharist on Sunday mornings as well as various broadcasts, recordings and concerts. To achieve and maintain such high standards, rehearsals are built into the school day. Being a chorister at Manchester Cathedral is a very special experience; for musically gifted children it is the opportunity of a lifetime.

Published: 15 May 2015

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Manchester Cathedral Choir sing at the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy

Manchester Cathedral Choir sing at the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy

On Tuesday 12 May, Manchester Cathedral Choir, directed by Organist and Master of the Choristers, Christopher Stokes, took part in the 361st Festival of The Sons and Friends of the Clergy at St. Paulís Cathedral in London, along with the choirs of St. Paulís and Portsmouth Cathedrals.

The Sons and Friends of the Clergy is one of the oldest clergy charities and have been supporting the clergy of the Anglican Church and their dependants within the British Isles for over 350 years. The festival service is known for its fine music and was attended by the Lord Mayor and Bishop of London.


Published: 15 May 2015

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