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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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The Dean of Manchester embarks on Easter ‘sole’ searching with shoe shining initiative at Manchester Arndale

The Dean of Manchester embarks on Easter ‘sole’ searching with shoe shining initiative at Manchester Arndale

The Cathedral clergy were joined by David Allinson, Centre Director of Manchester Arndale, for a unique initiative to shine the shoes of the public on Maundy Thursday. Although the initiative will allow the public some ‘sole’ searching and may also result in helping the public ‘heal’ their everyday worries by talking to The Dean, the quirky idea has a serious message aiming to emulate Jesus washing the feet of his followers 2000 years ago and the subsequent tradition of the clergy washing parishioners feet on the Thursday before Easter for centuries.

Published: 28 March 2013

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Education Department

The Education Department had a busy spring term, delivering 50 educational events for schools and colleges. We always enjoy seeing follow-up work that has been inspired by a Cathedral visit – please do send us photos for our newsletter and displays!

Bowdon Church School, Spring 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic visit our Year 6's had at the Cathedral last week. They really did enjoy it and have produced some fabulous follow-up work in class as a result.

Published: 19 March 2013

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Local Legends and Sacred Spaces –Cathedral on Tour 2013

Local Legends and Sacred Spaces –Cathedral on Tour 2013

From April to November 2013, Manchester Cathedral will be in the care of building contractors whilst we undertake important renovation work. The Education Department are delighted to announce that this will not stop us engaging pupils in exciting learning experiences outside of the classroom.
School groups are invited to come and discover the stories behind the church on their doorstep as we take our trails and workshops on tour to five unique parish churches of the diocese:

St Ann’s, City Centre - Mondays, Easter to November 2013
Rochdale Parish Church - April 15 to May 15 2013
Ashton Parish Church - May 20 to June 19 2013
St Mary’s, Prestwich - June 24 to July 24 2013
Bolton Parish Church - Sept 30 to Oct 23 2013

Published: 15 March 2013

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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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