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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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Poetry Competition Results

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2013 is Elizabeth Burns with her poem ‘Annunciation’. Elizabeth takes the title of ‘Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2013’.

Elizabeth’s winning poem will be published in the November issue of Cathedral News.

Many congratulations also go to Phil Isherwood and Rosie Garland, who won joint-second prize. High commendations were awarded to Susan Elliot, Victoria Field, Diane Pacitti, Chris Fewings, Jonathon Wooding, Susan Bedford and Margaret Wilmot.

Published: 03 October 2013

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The Dean of Manchester and Bishop of Manchester Elect lay the first stone of the new Cathedral floor

The Dean of Manchester and Bishop of Manchester Elect lay the first stone of the new Cathedral floor

On Friday 27 September, the Dean of Manchester and the Bishop of Manchester elect, the Right Reverend David Walker, laid the first stone of the new Cathedral floor.

The stone was laid in the newly established baptistry, near the south entrance of the Cathedral.

Published: 27 September 2013

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Review of service times

Review of service times

The Dean and Chapter are reviewing the times of services and would appreciate your feedback.

Until 6 July 2014, the services will take place as follows:

Evensong at 5.30pm, Evening Prayer (said) at 4.30pm, regardless of the day.

Please download the service schedule for full details.

Please send your comments to the Canon Precentor by Friday 2 May 2014.

Published: 27 September 2013

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Want to take a little bit of Manchester Cathedral home with you?

Want to take a little bit of Manchester Cathedral home with you?

Don't forget to stop off at Manchester Cathedral Gift Shop based in St Denys' Bookshop where you will find lots of souvenirs, such as beautifully crafted ceramic thimbles, illustrated sets of bone china mugs and 100% cotton tea towels.

St Denys' Bookshop is located in the Cathedral Visitor Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ.

Published: 24 September 2013

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Independent Inquiry into the Church’s handling of reports of alleged sexual abuse by the late Robert Waddington, formerly Dean of Manchester

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has announced the appointment of Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC to be Chair of an independent Inquiry into the Church’s handling of reports of alleged sexual abuse by the late Robert Waddington, formerly Dean of Manchester.

Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC will be assisted in the Inquiry by Joe Cocker, an Independent Social Work Consultant. The Secretary to the Inquiry is to be Mrs Nicola Harding, Solicitor, and Registrar of the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

Published: 05 August 2013

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Events @ Manchester Cathedral website

Our new website dedicated to events at Manchester Cathedral is now live. Please click the link to be redirected: http://events.manchestercathedral.org/

Published: 22 July 2013

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