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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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Lighting Project: Cathedral community consultation – January 2014

The Cathedral’s existing internal lighting system is in need of renewal and significant improvement.

As part of the wider development plan for the Cathedral, the Dean established a Lighting Project Group to determine new internal lighting requirements and to produce a draft lighting brief setting out these design requirements.

Click read more for further details and a link to the survey.

Published: 27 January 2014

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Food Tasting Event - Hosted by the Challenging Hate Forum

Food Tasting Event - Hosted by the Challenging Hate Forum

On Tuesday 21 January at 2pm, the Challenging Hate Forum, which meets monthly at Manchester Cathedral, is hosting a special public event to help raise awareness of hate crime as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (20-26 January 2014).

Hate crime is defined as any crime targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s: disability, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, subculture, trans and gender reassignment.

Published: 15 January 2014

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Cathedral Rededication

Cathedral Rededication

On Sunday 8 December we celebrated the re-opening and rededication of the Cathedral. The rededication took place at the Sung Eucharist. This was preceded by a BBC Radio Manchester broadcast from Cathedral on the Street early in the morning, and followed by a festal evensong at 5.30 pm which ended with a display of fireworks!

Published: 16 December 2013

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Prayer Vigil, Saturday 7 December 2013

Prayer Vigil, Saturday 7 December 2013

There will be a twelve hour prayer vigil ahead of the rededication of the Cathedral.

If you wish to participate, please sign up for a thirty minute slot using the form on the table in the Cathedral on the Street.

Published: 19 November 2013

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Capture the Cathedral 2014 - only a few days left to enter!

Capture the Cathedral 2014 - only a few days left to enter!

Following the success of the 2012 competition we are pleased to announce that the Capture the Cathedral competition will be repeated in 2014. We are inviting photographers of all ages to capture the Cathedral, with all its nooks and crannies, in different and imaginative ways.

There are three categories in the photography competition:

• Young Photographer. Prize: Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet sponsored by the Manchester Evening News)

• Architecture and Stained Glass

• Something Different

The overall winner of Capture the Cathedral 2014 will receive a voucher for one night bed & breakfast sponsored by the Crowne Plaza.

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Published: 25 October 2013

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Minister for Civil Society visits Manchester Cathedral

Minister for Civil Society visits Manchester Cathedral

The Minister for Civil Society, the Hon Nick Hurd MP visited Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday 1 October 2013, to find out more about our unique back to work volunteer programme.

Launched in April 2012 in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, the programme has supported over 100 job seeking residents from some of the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester with over 60% of the participants moving into paid employment. This is the first programme of its kind to be run from a cathedral in the UK and much of its success can be attributed to the support received from high profile employers in the city who guarantee interviews to job ready volunteers, in particular, Manchester Arndale, Harvey Nichols, The Printworks and the Hilton Hotel.

Photographs taken by Mr Stuart Shepherd.

Published: 22 October 2013

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New heating system

Our new heating system will be the greenest Cathedral in the country because of the ground source heat pumps that will deliver 80% of our heating requirements in an environmentally sensitive way!

To make sure the heating works for the next 50-60 years, we need to switch it on very slowly indeed so that the floor underneath properly sets and cures. This means that it will not be fully functional till next year.

We plan to bring some air heaters before the services to warm the Cathedral up but we advise people to wrap up well.

Published: 21 October 2013

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Find out more about our Volunteer Programme

Do you want to know more about our Volunteer Programme?

Watch this short YouTube video to find out more.

Published: 14 October 2013

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Cathedral Christmas Card 2013

Cathedral Christmas Card 2013

The Cathedral Christmas cards are now available to pre-order!

Please email beapartofit@manchestercathedral.org or St Denys Bookshop on 0161 835 1069.

Cards are priced at £7.99 per pack of 10

Published: 07 October 2013

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