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Somme flower sale

Somme flower sale

The flower teams produced some fantastic arrangements for the Service to Commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

On Saturday 9 July between 10.30am and 2pm, we will be selling some of the flowers used in the service with proceeds from the sale being donated to Broughton House Care Home for Ex-Service Men & Women.

All welcome.

Published: 04 July 2016

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Battle of the Somme 100

Highlights of Battle of the Somme 100 coverage by the BBC are available to view on iPlayer. Coverage of the service at Manchester Cathedral begins at approximately 1 hour, 12 minutes and 4 seconds.

The order of service can be viewed here.

Published: 04 July 2016

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A Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme

On Friday 1 July 2016, Manchester will host a parade of military and home front organisations, a Somme Remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral, and a heritage experience and evening concert at Heaton Park.

Published: 01 July 2016

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Visitor Information: Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2016

On Friday 1 July, Manchester will host a special event to mark the lives lost and changed forever by the Battle of the Somme, which began on July 1, 1916 and continued for 141 days.

Published: 28 June 2016

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New organ

New organ

Here’s an update from Paul Hale, Consultant to the Organ Project, who recently visited Tickell’s workshop in Northampton.

“The organ has come on by leaps and bounds during the past weeks. All the mechanism is now installed, the wind system is connected and has been switched on, a few ranks of pipes have been put in to test each wind-chest, the front pipes are being fitted, and the larger Pedal pipes being installed. Work in hand is the complex wiring of all the many hundreds of electrical components and of course the continued 'voicing' of the pipes. New pipes are still being delivered to the workshop from Germany and from Leeds – some beautiful wooden bass pipes are the latest, along with the powerful Trombones. The console (where the player sits) is almost complete, just awaiting its stop-knobs. Very soon dismantling and packing of the instrument will take place prior to its removal to the cathedral.”

Published: 23 June 2016

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Introducing the Canon Pastor

We are delighted to announce that Reverend Marcia Wall has been appointed as Canon Pastor at Manchester Cathedral.

Published: 19 June 2016

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Choral Evensong from Manchester Cathedral Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3

On Wednesday 25 May, our Cathedral Choir will broadcast Choral Evensong live on BBC Radio 3; music will include Adrian Batten’s Third Evening Service and Orlando Gibbons’ great anthem See, see, the Word is incarnate.

Published: 20 May 2016

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Hope Window

Hope Window

In December 2016, we will dedicate the new Hope Window at the east end of the Cathedral, where the Humphrey Chetham statue sits. It is a modern design, by Alan Davis, in-keeping with the existing Antony Hollaway, Margaret Traherne and Linda Walton windows.

Published: 19 May 2016

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Vacancy: Residentiary Canon Pastor

The closing date for this position has now passed.

The Bishop of Manchester, in consultation with the Dean and Chapter, seeks to appoint a Canon Pastor at this busy, urban Cathedral.

This new and exciting post will provide pastoral care to our various and often transient congregations and foster spiritual development and numerical growth. The Canon Pastor will also be expected to discern and establish a number of newer areas of ministry, which will be supported by other members of the clergy team under the leadership of the Dean.

Published: 13 May 2016

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Revealing the Cathedral’s ceiling bosses

Revealing the Cathedral’s ceiling bosses

If you have visited the Cathedral recently, you have seen the scaffolding around the Quire for the structural works to the Pulpitum. While the scaffolding has temporarily obscured the medieval woodwork of the Quire and screen, it has also provided us with access to some of the wonderful pieces in the highest points of the building that are usually hidden from view. You may also have noticed the beautifully cleaned archway! In addition, some of the ceiling carvings have been re-gilded.

Photographer Robert Watson, who had an exhibition at the Cathedral in March, kindly agreed to capture some images of the ceiling carvings from the top of the scaffold. Staff at the Cathedral and at Chetham’s Library were very excited to be able to see many of these carvings for the first time!

Published: 09 May 2016

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