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Manchester Cathedral invest in green heating scheme

Manchester Cathedral will be in the hands of contractors from 3 April until the end of November to install a new green heating scheme. The new ground source heat pumps will use natural energy stored in the earth to heat and cool the cathedral, making it one of the greenest in the UK. Activities that usually take place in the nave area of the Cathedral will transfer to the wooden ‘Cathedral on the Street’ on the west front of the Cathedral. Some services will transfer to St Ann’s Church and other nearby churches in the diocese.

The current under-floor heating system dates from the post war rebuilding era of the 1950s. In the last 5 years there have been three incidents of the heating flooding the Cathedral floor, as a result the heating output now is around 60% of the levels they should be.

Published: 05 March 2013

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Music for Cities video

The following clip was filmed during the Music for Cities concert held at the Cathedral on Thursday 15 November 2012.

Published: 18 February 2013

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Simply Lent Lunches Volunteer café Needs You!

Simply Lent Lunches Volunteer café Needs You!

The ‘Simply Lent Lunches’ Volunteer Café is a new venture for Manchester Cathedral and St. Denys Bookshop, designed to get people together throughout Lent over a simple meal and a good cup of coffee! The idea is to run the café from Ash Wednesday (13 February) until Good Friday (29 March) between the hours of 11.00am and 2.15pm (except for weekends). To do this, we need volunteers…If you feel you could offer some time, however short, over these weeks, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Reverend Rhiannon Jones(curate@manchestercathedral.org /0161 833 2220 ext.230.

Published: 05 February 2013

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Capture the Cathedral 2012 – the People’s Choice Vote!

Capture the Cathedral 2012 – the People’s Choice Vote!

For three weeks in November the Capture the Cathedral exhibition stood in the Jesus Chapel, presenting the four winning photographs alongside 21 other, specially selected entries. Visitors to the Cathedral were invited to play the judge and vote for their favourite: this proved a great success, with just under 400 votes collected! None were without their admirers, votes going to each and every piece on display. However the most popular by a clear margin, and taking the title of People’s Choice Winner, was Peter Fitchett’s ‘Light of the World’. Congratulations!

Thank you to all those who took part in Capture the Cathedral in its debut year, for helping to make the competition and exhibition such a success – we hope to re-launch the competition in the near future, so please keep a look-out for updates in 2013.

Published: 29 November 2012

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Award for ‘Dig the City’

 Award for ‘Dig the City’

Award for ‘Dig the City’
The Royal Horticultural Society ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards took place this Autumn. The ‘Dig the City’ flower festival, which took place earlier in the year, occupying the Cathedral and much of the surrounding area, won a RHS North West in Bloom Level 4 award. The award was collected, on behalf of all the festival partners, by Darrell Wilson of BDP, who designed the master-plan for the external gardens.

Published: 16 November 2012

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Education Volunteers Wanted!

The Education Department is looking for recently retired teachers to assist with school visits. Hundreds of school parties visit the Cathedral each year and we urgently need to recruit volunteer Children’s Guides and Children’s Workshop Facilitators to assist with visits. Our Education Volunteers help with visits on a flexible basis. There are no set hours, though most choose to assist with 1 or 2 visits a month. Our Education Volunteers find working with the children at the Cathedral both enjoyable and rewarding. If this is something you would be interested in exploring further, please get in touch with Hannah Currin (Education Officer) – 0161 817 4814.

Published: 29 October 2012

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Results of the Capture the Cathedral competition

This summer the Cathedral launched its first ever photography competition. It was free to enter, with the best photographers winning the chance to see their work in print, here and the Manchester Evening News, and on display in the Cathedral at the Capture exhibition. In return the Cathedral received an array of interesting new perspectives on the familiar building.

In mid-September the judging panel – professional photographer David Lake, Sheenah Alcock, Picture Editor at the M.E.N., and Canon Tony Hardy – selected winners from around 200 anonymous photographs across three different categories, as well as their overall favourite.

Published: 09 October 2012

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Results of the Religious Poetry Competition 2012

We are delighted to announce that the Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year 2012, and winner of first prize in the competition, is Sheila Wild with her poem, ‘Barabbas’. Congratulations!

Many congratulations also go to Tammy Herman and Helen Luson, who won second and third prize, respectively. The seven runners-up were Denise Barratt, Martyn Halsall, Ruth Hobson, Rosie Garland, David Day, Phil Isherwood and Marie Naughton.

Published: 08 October 2012

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DTC 2012

Here are a couple of short clips for this year's Dig the City




Published: 04 October 2012

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Volunteers Required

The Dean and Chapter are keen to set up a fundraising group that focuses on accessing funds from Charitable Trusts. This is potentially to assist with a range of different things: the Cathedral Volunteer Programme, the Cathedral's education work, the work of the Cathedral Choir, and the proposed work on the Cathedral fabric (the roof, the lighting, the organ). If you have any experience of this sort of work, or would be willing to acquire some of the skills, then we’d like to hear from you.

Published: 30 August 2012

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