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Statement regarding former Dean Waddington

We have the deepest sympathy for all who have suffered abuse. We are shocked and saddened by the nature of the allegations relating to events in the early 1980s.

Manchester Cathedral will work with the Archbishop of York’s inquiry investigating the issues surrounding reports of Dean Waddington's actions. We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with DBS/CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work specifically with children. We encourage all victims of abuse to report it to the police.

If you have an enquiry relating to safeguarding, please contact Su Foster, Interdiocesan Safeguarding Advisor, on 07887 510946.

Media should contact Ann Mummery on 07836 224444.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Finding God in the Detail

Finding God in the Detail

Andy Leigh, Artist in Residence at Manchester Airport has been working with children from five Wythenshawe schools. The children visited the Cathedral and made their own artistic response. The artwork is on display in the Wythenshawe Art Walk (located in Terminal 3) .

Click read more for a link to the artwork.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Mementos from the old Cathedral floor

A Community Interest Company, Total Reuse, has been commissioned by the Cathedral to produce a series of mementos of the Cathedral floor. Total Reuse have designed the new page on their website and our story will be featured under 'Projects'. To register your interest, please click read more for a link to the Total Reuse website.

Published: 14 May 2013

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Advisor of the Year

Advisor of the Year

The Volunteer Programme Manager, Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, won the award for Advisor of the Year at the ERSA Employability Awards 2013 which took place on 13 May 2013.

Congratulations Lauren!

Published: 14 May 2013

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The Manchester & Salford Annual Procession of Witness

The Manchester & Salford Annual Procession of Witness will take place on a different day and time from the past 40 or so years. Following last year’s event a very frank and thorough discussion was held both about the difficulties faced and hopes for the future.

Difficulties because of the fact of the Whit Walk taking place on the late May bank holiday with people taking their holiday. This affected not only the churches involved and their bands, which had to scramble to find enough instrumentalists to play, but also police resources and extra costs faced because of a Bank Holiday such as coach hire.

Published: 08 April 2013

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Be a part of it and Sponsor a Tile

Be a part of it and Sponsor a Tile

There has been a place of worship on the site of Manchester Cathedral since 632, as a witness to the redemptive and inclusive love of Jesus Christ. The Cathedral building has seen many changes in its time and, as a result, reflects the history of the Christian faith in this city. The Cathedral is an integral part of the wider community, as is reflected in our music and worship of God. Latterly, it has also been used for a wide variety of other events, which have attracted a different audience to the Cathedral.

While the Cathedral is open 365 days a year, and is much used for private prayer and devotion, there are severe limitations on what we can offer. The current building was last extensively restored in the 1950s following the Second World War and, as a result, work is now required to replace our under-floor heating, which has come to the end of its lifespan. This work will begin after Easter 2013 and we hope to return to a much warmer nave in November this year.

Published: 28 March 2013

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The Dean of Manchester embarks on Easter ‘sole’ searching with shoe shining initiative at Manchester Arndale

The Dean of Manchester embarks on Easter ‘sole’ searching with shoe shining initiative at Manchester Arndale

The Cathedral clergy were joined by David Allinson, Centre Director of Manchester Arndale, for a unique initiative to shine the shoes of the public on Maundy Thursday. Although the initiative will allow the public some ‘sole’ searching and may also result in helping the public ‘heal’ their everyday worries by talking to The Dean, the quirky 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.

Published: 28 March 2013

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Education Department

The Education Department had a busy spring term, delivering 50 educational events for schools and colleges. We always enjoy seeing follow-up work that has been inspired by a Cathedral visit – please do send us photos for our newsletter and displays!

Bowdon Church School, Spring 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic visit our Year 6's had at the Cathedral last week. They really did enjoy it and have produced some fabulous follow-up work in class as a result.

Published: 19 March 2013

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Local Legends and Sacred Spaces –Cathedral on Tour 2013

Local Legends and Sacred Spaces –Cathedral on Tour 2013

From April to November 2013, Manchester Cathedral will be in the care of building contractors whilst we undertake important renovation work. The Education Department are delighted to announce that this will not stop us engaging pupils in exciting learning experiences outside of the classroom.
School groups are invited to come and discover the stories behind the church on their doorstep as we take our trails and workshops on tour to five unique parish churches of the diocese:

St Ann’s, City Centre - Mondays, Easter to November 2013
Rochdale Parish Church - April 15 to May 15 2013
Ashton Parish Church - May 20 to June 19 2013
St Mary’s, Prestwich - June 24 to July 24 2013
Bolton Parish Church - Sept 30 to Oct 23 2013

Published: 15 March 2013

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Manchester Cathedral invest in green heating scheme

Manchester Cathedral will be in the hands of contractors from 3 April until the end of November to install a new green heating scheme. The new ground source heat pumps will use natural energy stored in the earth to heat and cool the cathedral, making it one of the greenest in the UK. Activities that usually take place in the nave area of the Cathedral will transfer to the wooden ‘Cathedral on the Street’ on the west front of the Cathedral. Some services will transfer to St Ann’s Church and other nearby churches in the diocese.

The current under-floor heating system dates from the post war rebuilding era of the 1950s. In the last 5 years there have been three incidents of the heating flooding the Cathedral floor, as a result the heating output now is around 60% of the levels they should be.

Published: 05 March 2013

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