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Hate Crime Awareness Week Event 2015

Hate Crime Awareness Week Event 2015

On Monday 26 January 2015 the Challenging Hate Forum (CHF) hosted its third annual public event in aid of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Following on from the previous year’s themed event: ‘Food Brings Communities Together’ the CHF invited members of the public to ‘Afternoon Tea’ at Manchester Cathedral.

This gathering provided an opportunity for people from different faiths and cultures to mingle in a safe and relaxed atmosphere and to enjoy food and fellowship.

Click here to view photographs from the event.

Published: 27 January 2015

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Cathedral Quiz Night tickets on sale!

Cathedral Quiz Night tickets on sale!

A Quiz Night, hosted in the Nave of Manchester Cathedral by members of Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Arndale, in aid of the Cathedral’s Lighting Fund

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)

Published: 27 January 2015

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Canon Wray's sock appeal extended until the end of January!

Canon Wray's sock appeal extended until the end of January!

The temperatures have dropped so we have decided to continue collecting socks for the homeless people in Manchester.

Drop off in the sock box every day up to and including 31 January.

At this time of year as the night time temperatures are plummeting Manchester Cathedral is looking to the legacy of one of their great historic characters, Canon Wray, to support the Booth Centre in their work with people finding themselves cold and homeless on the streets of Manchester in the New Year.

Canon Cecil Wray was a very popular, if slightly eccentric, priest who died in 1866 after serving in this church for 56 years. He was a contemporary of Joshua Brookes, and a rival to the claim of being the most prolific baptiser and ‘marrier’ in English history. Records show that he presided over 33,211 christenings, 13,196 marriages and 9996 funerals as a result of the massive growth in population during the Industrial Revolution.

Published: 12 January 2015

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Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 - entry now open!

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 - entry now open!

Prizes
First: £450
Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year 2015

Second: £250

Third: £150

Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October.

Closing date: Friday 26 June 2015

Please download the entry form for full details.

Published: 09 January 2015

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A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those killed in the Paris shooting this week

A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember those killed in the Paris shooting this week.

We mourn with all the families and loved ones who grieve these senseless deaths and pray for God's comfort and strength at this time of terrible tragedy and sadness. At this time of the Church’s year, we celebrate the gift to the world of the Christ Child and remember how that gift is revealed through love, peace and reconciliation. We remember all who are unable to celebrate because of these killings. May God's peace and love continue to spread around God's world during this holy season and always. The people of Greater Manchester will continue to strive for peace and unity in our city and wider world.

Please come in for a time to light a candle and pray for the people of France, for those who have died, those who are mourning and for peace in 2015 throughout the world.

Published: 08 January 2015

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BBC Songs of Praise is looking for a Christian family to take part in Lent challenges!

BBC Songs of Praise is looking for three generations of a family to take part in some exciting Lent challengers.

The filming would require six days filming during February/March.

The BBC will work around your availability.

Please contact Anna Taylor with your contact details by Friday 9 January 2015 for more information.

Published: 07 January 2015

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Prayers for the children killed in Peshawar and those killed in Sydney

A special prayer station has been set up in Manchester Cathedral to remember the children killed by terrorists in Pakistan and for those killed in Sydney this past week.

We mourn with all the families and loved ones who grieve these senseless deaths and pray for God's comfort and strength at this time of terrible tragedy and sadness. As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ we remember all who are unable to celebrate because of these senseless killings. May God's peace and love continue to spread around God's world during this holy season and always. The people of Greater Manchester will continue to strive for peace and unity in our city and wider world.

Please come in for a time to light a candle and pray for an end to such atrocities and for those who are mourning.

Published: 19 December 2014

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Vacancy: Worship and Music Administrator

The Chapter of Manchester Cathedral seeks to appoint a Worship & Music Administrator. This full time, permanent position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to join this busy, urban cathedral to help ensure its liturgical and musical offerings are professionally and sensitively presented to the congregation and visitors.

Candidates interested in this post are invited to read the vacancy detail.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 16 January 2015. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 27 January 2015.

Informal queries are welcomed by the Canon Precentor, which may be made by contacting Canon Philip Barratt on 0161 833 2220 ext. 231.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post. Manchester Cathedral is an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Click here for full vacancy details and to apply online.

Published: 18 December 2014

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Vacancy: Cathedral Office Assistant

The Chapter of Manchester Cathedral seeks to appoint an Office Assistant from January 2015. This is a fixed term position to provide secondment cover and is expected to last for two years.

This full time position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to join this busy, urban cathedral to help provide an effective administrative support service.

Click here for full details of the vacancy and to apply online.

Published: 09 December 2014

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Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership Wins at Manchester City Council’s Be Proud Awards 2014

The Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership was nominated by the Cathedral Volunteer Programme for a Be Proud award and won in the Business in the Community category. This award focuses on businesses that invest resources, staff time or money in their local community outside of their core activities, and make a positive impact. Starting with just a handful of employers, the Manchester Cathedral Employer Partnership now has 23 active members offering careers talks, site visits, work experience, training and mock interviews to participants on our Volunteer Programme.

Published: 05 December 2014

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