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News from the bell ringers

On Wednesday 19 June 2013, a quarter peal of 1,259 changes of Grandsire Caters was rung consisting of 49 minutes continuous ringing.

1, Peter Wilkinson; 2, Malcolm Murphy; 3, Jane Owen; 4, Harry N Grange; 5, Andrew
Tyler; 6, Andrew J Rawlinson; 7, Matthew D Warburton; 8, Brian J Owen; 9, K George Lee (C); 10, Andrew D Ingham, rung to mark the appointment of Right Reverend David Walker as the new Bishop of Manchester.

One 'change' consists of a complete row of ten notes, each bell being sounded once. All 1,259 rows consist of a different combination of each row without any repetition.

Published: 24 June 2013

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Safeguarding Helpline 0845 120 45 53

A special helpline has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. The helpline will be staffed by the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) - an independent safeguarding charity and is available 7 days a week. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.

Published: 17 June 2013

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The new Bishop of Manchester

The new Bishop of Manchester

From the Dean...

On behalf of the Cathedral Chapter I am most pleased to welcome Bishop David Walker as the new Bishop of Manchester.

Bishop David grew up and was educated in Manchester and we are very pleased that he has come back to his roots. I have worked with the Bishop on one of the national Church of England committees and have valued his leadership. He has a passion for affirming and celebrating our diverse society and will no doubt continue to work for a diverse Church of England.

We wish him and his wife Sue every blessing as they prepare for this new phase in ministry.

Published: 10 June 2013

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Voices from the past

Voices from the past

Summer Saturdays:
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the performances on 20 and 27 July 2013 have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

12 noon, 2pm & 3pm

Eight Tales in Eight Days

Come, spend half an hour immersed in the rich and quirky history of the ‘old church’ of Manchester, with original short pieces of documentary drama.

Published: 24 May 2013

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Statement regarding former Dean Waddington

We have the deepest sympathy for all who have suffered abuse. We are shocked and saddened by the nature of the allegations relating to events in the early 1980s.

Manchester Cathedral will work with the Archbishop of York’s inquiry investigating the issues surrounding reports of Dean Waddington's actions. We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with DBS/CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work specifically with children. We encourage all victims of abuse to report it to the police.

If you have an enquiry relating to safeguarding, please contact Su Foster, Interdiocesan Safeguarding Advisor, on 07887 510946.

Media should contact Ann Mummery on 07836 224444.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Finding God in the Detail

Finding God in the Detail

Andy Leigh, Artist in Residence at Manchester Airport has been working with children from five Wythenshawe schools. The children visited the Cathedral and made their own artistic response. The artwork is on display in the Wythenshawe Art Walk (located in Terminal 3) .

Click read more for a link to the artwork.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Mementos from the old Cathedral floor

A Community Interest Company, Total Reuse, has been commissioned by the Cathedral to produce a series of mementos of the Cathedral floor. Total Reuse have designed the new page on their website and our story will be featured under 'Projects'. To register your interest, please click read more for a link to the Total Reuse website.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Advisor of the Year

Advisor of the Year

The Volunteer Programme Manager, Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, won the award for Advisor of the Year at the ERSA Employability Awards 2013 which took place on 13 May 2013.

Congratulations Lauren!

Published: 14 May 2013

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The Manchester & Salford Annual Procession of Witness

The Manchester & Salford Annual Procession of Witness will take place on a different day and time from the past 40 or so years. Following last year’s event a very frank and thorough discussion was held both about the difficulties faced and hopes for the future.

Difficulties because of the fact of the Whit Walk taking place on the late May bank holiday with people taking their holiday. This affected not only the churches involved and their bands, which had to scramble to find enough instrumentalists to play, but also police resources and extra costs faced because of a Bank Holiday such as coach hire.

Published: 08 April 2013

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Be a part of it and Sponsor a Tile

Be a part of it and Sponsor a Tile

There has been a place of worship on the site of Manchester Cathedral since 632, as a witness to the redemptive and inclusive love of Jesus Christ. The Cathedral building has seen many changes in its time and, as a result, reflects the history of the Christian faith in this city. The Cathedral is an integral part of the wider community, as is reflected in our music and worship of God. Latterly, it has also been used for a wide variety of other events, which have attracted a different audience to the Cathedral.

While the Cathedral is open 365 days a year, and is much used for private prayer and devotion, there are severe limitations on what we can offer. The current building was last extensively restored in the 1950s following the Second World War and, as a result, work is now required to replace our under-floor heating, which has come to the end of its lifespan. This work will begin after Easter 2013 and we hope to return to a much warmer nave in November this year.

Published: 28 March 2013

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