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Cash for Kids - Mission Christmas 2015

Cash for Kids - Mission Christmas 2015

Manchester has the fourth highest levels of child poverty in the UK, with one in three children going to bed in the evening without a hot meal, or living in a house without central heating.

For this reason, we are really excited to be supporting Key 103ís Mission Christmas appeal to do something about this. We are asking all who can to buy an unwrapped gift for a child of any age up to eighteen years to donate it to the Mission Christmas appeal.

Manchester Cathedral will be one of the city centre drop-off points for the appeal and gifts can be dropped off here during our usual opening hours. The last date for collection will be Wednesday 16 December.

Mission Christmas will not change the poverty statistics, but by supporting the Mission Christmas campaign you will be helping to bring the magic of Christmas to more children this Christmas Day.

Published: 19 November 2015

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Manchester Cathedral presents Christmas Movie Night

Manchester Cathedral presents Christmas Movie Night

We have been celebrating Christmas here for over 500 years. This year, for the first time alongside our wonderful carol concerts and services, we are showing some of your favourite Christmas movies in the spectacular setting of this medieval Manchester church.

On Friday 4 December, we will be opening our doors to Kermit, Miss Piggy and their friends for a 6.30pm screening of this all time classic. At 8.30pm, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf.

On Saturday 5 December, tissues at the ready as The Snowman flies into the Cathedral at 7.30pm followed by the opportunity to see the epic modern Disney classic, Frozen, as you have never seen it before.

Published: 18 November 2015

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How Awesome Is This Place

Manchester Cathedral. A unique venue of prayer, worship, music, arts, education, heritage and welcoming visitors. We are a busy, vibrant and exciting place and are open free of charge on a daily basis, 365 days of the year.

Here is a short video showcasing some of the things that Manchester Cathedral has to offer.

Published: 18 November 2015

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Chorister Recruitment Officer

Chorister Recruitment Officer

We are pleased to announce that Charlie Corkin has been appointed as our new Chorister Recruitment Officer. Charlie will join us in December this year.

The role of Chorister Recruitment Officer will be pivotal in establishing a robust and effective marketing campaign that reimagines the chorister brand image. In his new role, Charlie will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a new musical outreach programme across the region by acting as a musical animateur and by setting up singing groups within schools. Charlie will also take responsibility for the establishment of a new children's choir in the Cathedral for children aged 6 to 11 years.

Published: 27 October 2015

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2015 Cathedral Christmas Card now on sale

The 2015 Cathedral Christmas Card is now available to purchase from our online shop.

Published: 22 October 2015

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Public Event

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Public Event

The Dean of Manchester hosted a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Public Event on Tuesday 20 October 2015. This was to mark the special week of events to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

We were pleased to have presentations by DI Denise Pye (Greater Manchester Police), Rebekah Turner (Stop the Traffik), Hannah Flint (International Justice Mission UK) and performances of ďItís not FairĒ by Rhema Theatre Group.

Local artist Liz Ackerley created a piece of artwork during the event to raise awareness of Modern Slavery.

Published: 22 October 2015

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E.T calls home from Manchester Cathedral: Manchester Science Festival sci-fi screening after dark.

E.T calls home from Manchester Cathedral: Manchester Science Festival sci-fi screening after dark.

For three nights only from Monday 26 October to Wednesday 28 October, Manchester Science Festival will be bringing some of the most popular sci-fi films and series of the 21st century back to the future against the stunning medieval backdrop of the Manchester Cathedralís medieval quire.

Published: 22 October 2015

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Winter 2015

Winter 2015

Christmas has been celebrated in this medieval corner of Manchester every single year from its origins in the heart of the olde towne through to the present day. This winterís events programme is packed with a dazzling array of events to take you through from the late autumn sunshine to the winter festive season. We play host to Melvyn Bragg and Elif Shafak, E.T and a host of musicians. We will be sleeping out in November and staying up for Midnight Mass in December.

Open every day of the year for services or if you just want to light a candle. Winter and Christmas at Manchester Cathedral. Come and celebrate with us.

Download the Winter programme below.

Published: 16 October 2015

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Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015

The Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 was a great success. We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of this year's competition.

First Prize (£450 Ė Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2015)
Alex Toms, Lessons for an Apprentice Eel Catcher

Second Prize (£200)
Eve Jackson, Befriending

Third Prize (£150)
Rachel Davies, 1xChel and the Madonna

Published: 09 October 2015

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Manchester Sleepout 2015

Manchester Sleepout 2015

Members of the Cathedral staff have formed a team and are participating in the Manchester Sleepout on Friday 6 November. We are hoping to raise funds for the Booth Centre so please give what you can! This is the third year that the Cathedral team has participated, last year we raised over £2,200, it would be great to beat this target and with your help we will!

You can sponsor the Cathedral team via JustGiving.

Published: 06 October 2015

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