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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.

Click read more for further details.

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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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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