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St George's Day Quarter Peal Attempt

St George is one of our patron saints and to celebrate St George's Day, the Cathedral bell ringers attempted a quarter peal attempt. A quarter peal on the ten Cathedral bells is in the region on 1260 changes and should take between 50 to 60 minutes depending on the speed of the ringing. Five of our own ringers took part, five others came from as far away as Leeds in one direction and Chester in the other.

Well done to the ringers who successfully completed the quarter peal.

View the Ringing World BellBoard: http://www.bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=331655

Published: 29 April 2014

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Capture the Cathedral Exhibition Launch

Capture the Cathedral Exhibition Launch

The Capture the Cathedral competition was a great success with over 200 photos submitted - thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of entries this year was very high and we would like to congratulate our winners!

A selection of entries will be exhibited in the Cathedral from Saturday 10 May to Thursday 5 June and members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite photo and choose 'The People's Choice'.

The launch of the Capture the Cathedral exhibition will take place on Friday 9 May at 7pm. For catering purposes, if you would like to attend the launch please contact Jo Hooper.

Published: 29 April 2014

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Be a part of it – sponsor a pipe!

Be a part of it – sponsor a pipe!

The Cathedral is hoping to have a new organ, in a beautiful case, mounted on the screen and in the very centre of the building – designed to support both the choir and the congregation equally, for a very long time.

Every generation has a chance to leave its mark on our nation’s great buildings. By sponsoring a pipe today, you will help secure a 600-year tradition of music, help develop the Cathedral building and enhance the use of its space. You can give to the organ project by sponsoring a pipe.

Published: 23 April 2014

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Maundy Thursday Shoe Shine

Maundy Thursday Shoe Shine

The Cathedral Clergy shined the shoes of shoppers in Manchester Arndale on Maundy Thursday. The shoe shine 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.

Thank you to Manchester Arndale and everyone who took part.

Click read more for a link to the photographs.

Published: 15 April 2014

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Capture the Cathedral Results

Capture the Cathedral Results

The Capture the Cathedral competition was a great success with over 200 photos submitted - thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of entries this year was very high and we would like to congratulate our winners!

A selection of entries will be exhibited in the Cathedral from Saturday 10 May to Thursday 5 June and members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite photo and choose 'The People's Choice'.

The launch of the Capture the Cathedral exhibition will take place on Friday 9 May at 7pm. For catering purposes, if you would like to attend the launch contact Jo Hooper know.

Capture the Cathedral Winners 2014

Architecture and Stained Glass
Mark Barnes

Something Different and the Overall Winner
Kevin Gilbo

Published: 07 April 2014

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Manchester Cathedral - Henry V and The Fun Lovin’ Criminals-A Backstage Tour - Tickets now on sale!

Manchester Cathedral - Henry V and The Fun Lovin’ Criminals-A Backstage Tour - Tickets now on sale!

What’s the link between Henry V, a Belgian Prima Donna, industrial- scale weddings and 007?

Where in the city does Modern Manchester meet its medieval past?

How does the Dean, Chapter and the team behind the scenes ensure that this sacred place continues to play its role at the heart of the city for another 600 years?

Jonathan Schofield leads this brand new tour and introduces the characters- dead and alive- that bring this magnificent history to life.

Not to be missed.

The tour will take place on Monday 24 March 2014 from 6pm to 7.30pm. To purchase tickets please contact the Cathedral office in person or by telephone 0161 833 2220, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Published: 17 March 2014

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Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship

Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship

The Dean and Chapter are now inviting applications for the 2014-2015 Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship. The scholarship attracts an honorarium and also includes accomodation.

Closing date for applications is 18 April 2014.

Click read more for a link to the application documents.

Published: 11 March 2014

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The Booth Centre is moving!

The Booth Centre is moving!

On Monday 31 March 2014 the Booth Centre will no longer be based at Manchester Cathedral.

The new location will be:

Booth Centre, Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester, M3 1FU.

Click read more to download the map and information.

Published: 11 March 2014

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Sponsor a Tile

The ‘Sponsor-a-Tile’ campaign is now ended. Thank you for your generous donations to the Development Project during the renovation of our under-floor heating system in 2013. The tile sponsorships and dedications have been recorded for our archives and can be downloaded here: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/underfloor-heating/sponsor-a-tile.

The floorplan indicates areas where tiles were sponsored.

Published: 10 March 2014

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Manchester Cathedral becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer

Manchester Cathedral becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer

Manchester Cathedral has become one of the first Church of England cathedrals to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty. An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation. 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased awareness of their organisation’s commitment to being an ethical employer. Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, said “Manchester Cathedral is delighted to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. Paying the Living Wage is mor

Published: 27 January 2014

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