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Capture the Cathedral Competition 2015

Capture the Cathedral Competition 2015

Following the success of last year’s competition we are pleased to announce that the Capture the Cathedral competition will be repeated in 2015. We are inviting photographers of all ages to capture the Cathedral, with all its nooks and crannies, in different and imaginative ways

The categories in the photography competition are:

• Architecture and Stained Glass

• Something Different
This photograph can be of anything inside or outside the Cathedral. We are looking for a photograph that is unusual for whatever reason.

• The Cathedral at Night

Published: 27 February 2015

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Kerry Garner appointed as Worship and Music Administrator

Kerry Garner appointed as Worship and Music Administrator

We are pleased to announce that Kerry Garner has been appointed as our new Worship and Music Administrator and will be joining us from Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Kerry is joining us from the Museum of Science and Industry where she worked on the Operations team as the Administrator. She has worked at MOSI since May 2013, starting off as a part-time Visitor Experience Assistant whilst at the same time completing an MA in Art History.

Published: 27 February 2015

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Manchester Cathedral Choristers flip pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday

Manchester Cathedral Choristers flip pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday

Manchester Cathedral Choristers took time out of rehearsals to engage in some pancake fun! To mark Shrove Tuesday, Choristers aged 8 to 13 years old robed up in their cassocks to flip pancakes in the Cathedral grounds. The event was held a few days earlier than usual due to the choristers’ busy schedule.

Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, which begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday and starts 40 days of fasting and prayer before Good Friday and the Easter weekend. Traditionally, households would eat pancakes as a way of using up stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.
Ash Wednesday will be marked with a Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at 5.30pm; this will include the world-famous ‘Miserere’ by Gregorio Allegri and William Byrd’s evocative ‘Mass for Five Voices’.

Published: 17 February 2015

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Volition features on BBC Radio 4's Sunday Programme

The Volunteer Programme, Volition, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Programme yesterday (15th). Cathedral staff, clergy, volunteers and employers spoke about their experiences of the programme. You can listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer. The interview begins at approximately 10 minutes 40 seconds.

Published: 16 February 2015

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Songs of Praise is coming to Manchester Cathedral!

Manchester Cathedral is hosting two special programmes this Easter. The first is a live broadcast on BBC One of Eucharist for Easter Sunday on 5 April; the second is a recording for the ever-popular programme, Songs of Praise, on Easter Monday, 6 April.

Published: 16 February 2015

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A Valentine's Day Service

A Valentine's Day Service

On Saturday 14 February at 7pm, there will be a short celebration with an opportunity for Valentines to reaffirm their commitment in love to each other. Couples are invited to come along and offer their relationship anew to God before they go out and enjoy the rest of their evening together.

Published: 13 February 2015

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Natural Stone Awards 2014

Natural Stone Awards 2014

Manchester Cathedral’s underfloor heating project was highly commended in the Interiors section of the Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards 2014. The judges commended the imaginative use of the contrasting stones, all taken from the same quarry, alongside the technical challenges of the job i.e. archaeology, grade 1 listed building, full underfloor heating, and the very tight timescale.

The event saw hundreds of architects, designers, clients, contractors and natural stone professionals gather to celebrate the best and brightest natural stone projects and the teams behind them.

Published: 10 February 2015

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Geoffrey Woollatt appointed as Sub-Organist

Geoffrey Woollatt appointed as Sub-Organist

We are pleased to announce that Geoffrey Woollatt has been appointed as our new Sub-Organist and will be joining us from 1 March 2015.

Geoffrey began his musical career as a chorister at Southwell Minster. During his time in the choir he enjoyed touring with them to Italy, Sweden and Paris.

Subsequently he attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where he continued his Organ Studies with Christopher Stokes. In January 2007, Geoffrey was appointed as Junior Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral, a post which he held for eighteen months.

Published: 06 February 2015

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500 pairs of socks donated in Canon Wray's sock appeal

We would like to thank everyone for their kind donations in our Canon Wray sock appeal. The socks have been counted and we are pleased to announce that we received 500 pairs. The Booth Centre will give the socks those in need and with the cold weather we are sure they will be much appreciated.

The sock appeal wouldn’t have been the success it was without the generosity of clergy, staff, congregation members and visitors. It has been a wonderful way to honour the legacy of Canon Wray and one which we hope will become an annual event.

Published: 05 February 2015

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Citizens’ Parliament Conversations

Date: 09 February 2015 (5.30pm to 8pm)

To prepare for the General Election in May, the Cathedral will be hosting two events called Citizens’ Parliament Conversations on 9 February and 16 March, 5.30pm to 8.00pm. The first evening will invite participants to discuss what matters most for Manchester, and the second evening will offer ‘political speed dating’ in which representatives of the five main political parties will join us to discuss these priorities in small groups. While the topics are serious, we aim for two relaxed and enjoyable evenings. Both events begin with drinks and light refreshments and will be compered by BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Shaft. Registration is required, but there is no charge for participants. If you would like to attend please speak to David Holgate.

Published: 29 January 2015

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