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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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Bees in the Belfry!

Bees in the Belfry!

Manchester Cathedral is rightly known as one of the most alive and buzzing places in the city. But from now on this spiritual heart of the city will buzz to a different tune, as we get our first beehive - on the roof!

This is the first of four hives to be located on the huge flat roof of the building. Commenting on the initiative, Canon Adrian Rhodes, Cathedral Chaplain and a beekeeper himself, said, "This is a small but exciting symbol of the Church's commitment to the regeneration of the city, as a good and vibrant place to live. Bees flourish in cities, where they find excellent foraging in parks and gardens, and along canals and railway lines".

Published: 14 August 2012

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The Manchester Sleepout

The Manchester Sleepout

Members of the Cathedral staff braved the bitter cold and wet on Friday evening and slept outside the Cathedral to raise money for the Booth Centre.

The present total is £2,000 and there is still some money to come.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored the Cathedral team. The JustGiving page will be active until 22 November so there is still time to make a donation.

Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to Manchester Cathedral to Miss Joanne Hooper, Booth Centre Sleep-Out, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, M3 1 SX.

Published: 14 August 2012

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Replay: second hand sheet-music needed

Replay: second hand sheet-music needed

Manchester Cathedral Chorister Parents' Association is planning to launch ‘Replay’, a second hand sheet music store, to raise much-needed funds for choir activities.

If you have any sheet music that you no longer need, please give it to this good cause! After the summer break we plan to hold regular ‘Replay’ sales throughout the year, on Saturday afternoons in the Cathedral and at other Cathedral events, which we will let you know about, so come and browse! We will also catalogue all the music that is donated and list it online, so you can find out quickly if we have the music you need in stock - save yourself £££s and support Manchester Cathedral Choir at the same time!

If you have any sheet music to donate please bring it to the Cathedral, clearly marked for the attention of the Chorister Parents’ Association.

Published: 20 June 2012

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Diamond Jubilee Beacon on top of Manchester Cathedral

Diamond Jubilee Beacon on top of Manchester Cathedral

A network of over 4000 Beacons will be lit by communities and others throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories on Monday 4 June 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Elaine Boyes will light Manchester's Diamond Jubilee Beacon on top of Manchester Cathedral.

Published: 31 May 2012

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Choristers at Manchester Cathedral

Choristers at Manchester Cathedral

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 west’s 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: 22 May 2012

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Cathedral Choristers in Diamond Choir

Congratulations to two of our Choristers, Olivia Gandee and George Herbert, who have been selected to sing as part of the Diamond Choir in front of the Queen in a special Jubilee service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 5 June.

Hundreds of young people auditioned at Cathedrals all around the country to be one of the 40 singers selected to be part of the Diamond Choir. Well done, Olivia and George!

Published: 18 May 2012

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JCP Volunteer Programme

JCP Volunteer Programme

The Volunteer and Employability Programme was launched on Thursday 26 April in the Nave of Manchester Cathedral.This is the first programme of its kind in the UK to run from a Cathedral – where employability and enterprise are the measures of success, alongside offering an amazing opportunity for local people to volunteer and connect with their heritage.We have brought in expertise and have worked closely with award winning volunteer programmes to develop a programme which is more progressive and will connect people to jobs in the city. Large and important employers in the city of Manchester such as the Manchester Arndale, Harvey Nichols, the Hilton and the Printworks have committed to guaranteed interviews and work placements and we will offer structured support to improve skills, employment and enterprise prospects for all volunteers with employability support from a wide range of partners such as Manchester College and The Broughton Trust.

Published: 30 April 2012

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