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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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Cathedral clergy join forces with Manchester Arndale to polish their serve

Cathedral clergy join forces with Manchester Arndale to polish their serve

The Dean and clergy from Manchester Cathedral were on their knees today at a special shoe-shine at Manchester Arndale.

They were obeying Jesus’ command to serve others by offering a free shoe shine to busy shoppers in the centre.

Published: 02 April 2012

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Manchester Cathedral Wraps for Peace

The Dean of Manchester and others will be wrapping crime scene tape around the medieval cathedral on Thursday morning. This isn’t due to the spate of precious metal thefts that have taken place recently! Rather, it’s to mark the cathedral’s support for the 10th Annual PeaceWeek. They will be joining numerous other people wrapping up their buildings with tape inscribed with positive messages of peace: “Work, hope, pray, long for peace.”

PeaceWeek began in 2003 as the first activity of a new community group, CARISMA (Community Alliance for Renewal, inner South Manchester area) set up in response to the labelling of many inner city areas as being violent and unsafe due to the misbehaviour of a small minority in these areas.

Published: 01 March 2012

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Cathedral Education Department chalks up its tenth anniversary!

Cathedral Education Department chalks up its tenth anniversary!

It’s party time at Manchester Cathedral on 29 February as we celebrate 10 years of formal education work at Manchester Cathedral. The department was set up in 2002 in response to a number of requests from Manchester schools for educational visits to the Cathedral. Since that time, the cathedral has welcomed over 35000 school pupils through its doors to participate in trails, workshops and special events.

The Education Team works with school groups of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, using the Cathedral space as a unique learning space, where pupils can draw on the Cathedral as an educational resource to develop their understanding across a wide range of curriculum areas – for example art, religious education, history, music, maths and geography. The emphasis is on enjoyment, with hands-on, interactive learning experiences.

Published: 23 February 2012

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Cathedral Flower Arrangers required

Cathedral Flower Arrangers required

Manchester Cathedral is looking for volunteers to join the teams who provide flower arrangements for the Cathedral. Volunteers work in small teams of four usually on a Friday but sometimes on other days if necessary.

Arrangements usually consist of 3 main pedestals plus a smaller one and any others if there are special requirements. A weekly flower budget is paid for by the Cathedral, the Cathedral purchases and transports the flowers to the Cathedral.

Published: 14 February 2012

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Choristership at Manchester Cathedral

Choristership at Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral Choir has a limited number of places available for choristers, beginning in September 2012. The Choristers themselves tell us that “being a chorister is hard work but very rewarding; it’s an amazing experience and you learn a lot from it. You get to sing lots of beautiful music and I enjoy being able to do the thing that I love so often. It feels like we are one big family because we spend so much time together”.

Life as a chorister develops important social skills in children. Being an integral part of a totally committed team and working closely with colleagues in pursuit of excellence inevitably stands children in good stead for the future. They also gain self-confidence and a concept of the Cathedral’s musical heritage, of which they are proud to be a part.

Published: 10 February 2012

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Manchester Cathedral Interfaith Religious Poetry Competition, 2012

The competition has now closed.

Copies of the booklet of last year’s winning entries and runners-up are still available. If you would like a copy, please send a cheque for £4.00 for each booklet made out to ‘Manchester Cathedral.’ The address is: The Cathedral Office, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX.

Published: 24 January 2012

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Cathedral market stall closes its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading

Cathedral market stall closes its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading

On Wednesday 21 December the Cathedral market stall closed its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading.

Warm thanks must go to all the volunteers who gave their time so willingly and for all those who stopped by, either to make a purchase or for a quick chat.

Congratulations to Tim Batty who won the Christmas hamper.

See you again next year!

Published: 23 December 2011

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