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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 – 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 Manchester’s 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. Paul’s Cathedral in London, along with the choirs of St. Paul’s 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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Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir is currently recruiting new members!

Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir is currently recruiting new members!

Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir is currently recruiting new members.

Do you have a passion for choral music? Are you able to make a modest time commitment each week? If so, we would love to hear from you.

More information:
Cathedral Sub-Organist and Director of the Voluntary Choir
Geoffrey Woollatt
0161 833 2220 ext 215

Published: 14 May 2015

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Be a Chorister for a Day

Be a Chorister for a Day

On Saturday 16 May 2015 Manchester Cathedral Choir is inviting boys and girls aged 8-11 years old to ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ to find out what singing in the Cathedral Choir is all about.

The day begins at 2.15pm with a tour of Chetham’s School of Music where all of our Choristers go to school. After the tour, they will make their way to the Cathedral where they will sing with the Cathedral Choristers and do some fun activities before being involved in a short service at 5pm. The event will end at about 5.30pm.

The event is free of charge but places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the Worship and Music Administrator, Kerry Garner, on 0161 833 2220 ext. 238. All children attending need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Published: 12 May 2015

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Christian Aid Week 2015

Monday 11 May – Friday 15 May

Thousands are preparing to raise millions of pounds during Christian Aid Week for the countless number of needy people throughout the world. Will you help by giving and/or helping to collect? Starting on Sunday 10 May, Christian Aid donation envelopes will be distributed to our Cathedral congregations and they will be collected by Sunday 17 May. Perhaps you could also take a few extra envelopes for your friends? Permission has also been obtained to collect from the public in Manchester city centre.

If you may be able to give a few hours collecting between Monday 11 and Friday 15 May, please contact Peter Bellamy-Knights who will provide further details.

Published: 01 May 2015

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Only one week left to enter the Capture the Cathedral competition!

Only one week left to enter the Capture the Cathedral competition!

Following the success of last year’s competition we are pleased to announce that this year's photography competition, Capture the Cathedral, is now open!
We are inviting photographers of all ages to capture the Cathedral, with all its nooks and crannies, in different and imaginative ways. The competition will close on Friday 8 May.


The categories in the photography competition are:

• Architecture and Stained Glass

• Something Different
This photograph can be of anything inside or outside the Cathedral. We are looking for a photograph that is unusual for whatever reason.

• The Cathedral at Night

Published: 01 May 2015

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A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

• God of love, we pray that children are kept safe from further danger
• We pray for your comfort and healing for everyone affected
• We pray to you that survivors can be found quickly and safely
• We pray to you for support and relief agencies to keep more children and families safe in the coming hours, days and weeks.

Please come in for a time to light a candle.

Published: 29 April 2015

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Pipe Down Organ Recitals

Pipe Down Organ Recitals

The funding for a new organ has been secured and this year the process of dismantling the existing organ begins. This is a series of farewell recitals by Christopher Stokes, Organist and Master of the Choristers and fellow musicians who have a fond affection for a musical instrument which has served the Cathedral well for the last half a century.

The recitals will take place on Saturday 2, 9, 23, 30 May 2015 at 6.15pm (following Evensong).

These are free events and no tickets are required.

Published: 28 April 2015

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There is still time to purchase tickets for the Cathedral Quiz Night!

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Cathedral Quiz Night!

The annual Cathedral Quiz Night will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 7pm.

Calling all bright sparks, office teams, quiz aficionados and lovely nerds. Manchester Cathedral, in partnership with Manchester Arndale, is delighted to host its annual quiz night. A delicious supper is included in the ticket price and there will be a cash bar available on the night. All funds raised go towards the Cathedral’s lighting project

Tickets: £8.50
There will be a raffle and a cash bar on the night.

Tickets available from:
Cathedral Office: 0161 883 2220 (Card or Cash)
The Reverend Robert Whyborn: 07841423269 (Cash)

Published: 28 April 2015

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