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Read Mcr BookBenches

Read Mcr BookBenches

Manchester Cathedral is committed to promoting reading in Manchester and we are delighted to be part of the Read Manchester BookBench Project.

Book-shaped benches have been decorated by schools and community groups with designs inspired by books and reading. This summer, they will be displayed in various venues across the city.

Published: 06 July 2017

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Can we blossom! Yes we can.

On the afternoon of Saturday 27 May, fourteen church flower arrangers from across the Diocese met at Manchester Cathedral for our first joint meeting. We began with tea and homemade cake; made new friends; and shared our love for, and experiences of, flower arranging in our different churches.

Published: 22 June 2017

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Broken Shells: A Medieval Sea Story

Broken Shells: A Medieval Sea Story

Friday 30 June: 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Manchester Cathedral

Storyteller and academic Daisy Black brings to life Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale – a tale of love, fear, violence and the queer, cold seas which roil and coil between nations.

Published: 20 June 2017

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A New Suite of Liturgical Furniture

A New Suite of Liturgical Furniture

Easter Sunday witnessed the consecration of the new suite of liturgical furniture to support the installation of the Stoller Organ by The Right Reverend Mark Ashcroft, Bishop of Bolton. The furniture at a cost of just over £200,000 was created by Mike Mcintosh the head designer at Treske from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, in consultation with Martyn Coppin, Chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee and John Prichard, Cathedral Architect.

Published: 19 June 2017

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The Duke of Cambridge visits Manchester Cathedral

The Duke of Cambridge visits Manchester Cathedral

On Friday 2 June 2017, The Duke of Cambridge visited Manchester to meet some of those who were affected by the attack at Manchester Arena. The Duke visited Greater Manchester Police Headquarters, Manchester Cathedral and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. During his visit to Manchester Cathedral, His Royal Highness met members of the community who had shown acts of kindness following the attack, including local taxi drivers and restauranteurs and representatives from Northern Rail, the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance. Before leaving Manchester Cathedral, the Duke signed the Book of Condolence and paid tribute to Manchester’s strength and togetherness.

Published: 02 June 2017

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Friday 2 June 2017 - Visitor Information

Morning Prayer (9.00am) will take place in the Fraser Chapel.

The Cathedral will close to the public at 9.30am and reopen with limited access at 12.30pm.

Holy Communion (1.10pm) and Evening Prayer (4.30pm) will take place in the Fraser Chapel.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Published: 02 June 2017

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Thursday 25 May: Update from Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral has now reopened to the public. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support over the last few days.


Published: 25 May 2017

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Afghan Whigs Concert

Due to this week’s events in the area surrounding Manchester Cathedral, the concert for The Afghan Whigs on Friday 26 May, will now be taking place at the O2 Ritz on Whitworth Street West.

Published: 24 May 2017

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A Statement from the Dean of Manchester

The Cathedral community is devastated by the terrorist bomb at Manchester Arena in which over twenty people have been killed and about sixty people have been injured. The concert attended by mostly young people was intended to be an experience of fun and joy but has been made into a graveyard for innocent young people. Such acts of violence are unacceptable in our society.

Published: 23 May 2017

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Monday 15 May 2017: Visitor Information

The Cathedral will close to the public at 1.15pm so that we can complete preparations for the Broughton House Centenary Service.

Evening Prayer will be said at 4.30pm. Those attending Evening Prayer should enter via the Cathedral Office (follow path to the right).

Published: 15 May 2017

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