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Cathedral Education Department chalks up its tenth anniversary!

Cathedral Education Department chalks up its tenth anniversary!

It’s party time at Manchester Cathedral on 29 February as we celebrate 10 years of formal education work at Manchester Cathedral. The department was set up in 2002 in response to a number of requests from Manchester schools for educational visits to the Cathedral. Since that time, the cathedral has welcomed over 35000 school pupils through its doors to participate in trails, workshops and special events.

The Education Team works with school groups of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, using the Cathedral space as a unique learning space, where pupils can draw on the Cathedral as an educational resource to develop their understanding across a wide range of curriculum areas – for example art, religious education, history, music, maths and geography. The emphasis is on enjoyment, with hands-on, interactive learning experiences.

Published: 23 February 2012

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Cathedral Flower Arrangers required

Cathedral Flower Arrangers required

Manchester Cathedral is looking for volunteers to join the teams who provide flower arrangements for the Cathedral. Volunteers work in small teams of four usually on a Friday but sometimes on other days if necessary.

Arrangements usually consist of 3 main pedestals plus a smaller one and any others if there are special requirements. A weekly flower budget is paid for by the Cathedral, the Cathedral purchases and transports the flowers to the Cathedral.

Published: 14 February 2012

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Choristership at Manchester Cathedral

Choristership at Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral Choir has a limited number of places available for choristers, beginning in September 2012. The Choristers themselves tell us that “being a chorister is hard work but very rewarding; it’s an amazing experience and you learn a lot from it. You get to sing lots of beautiful music and I enjoy being able to do the thing that I love so often. It feels like we are one big family because we spend so much time together”.

Life as a chorister develops important social skills in children. Being an integral part of a totally committed team and working closely with colleagues in pursuit of excellence inevitably stands children in good stead for the future. They also gain self-confidence and a concept of the Cathedral’s musical heritage, of which they are proud to be a part.

Published: 10 February 2012

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Manchester Cathedral Interfaith Religious Poetry Competition, 2012

The competition has now closed.

Copies of the booklet of last year’s winning entries and runners-up are still available. If you would like a copy, please send a cheque for £4.00 for each booklet made out to ‘Manchester Cathedral.’ The address is: The Cathedral Office, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX.

Published: 24 January 2012

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Cathedral market stall closes its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading

Cathedral market stall closes its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading

On Wednesday 21 December the Cathedral market stall closed its shutters after almost five weeks of Christmas trading.

Warm thanks must go to all the volunteers who gave their time so willingly and for all those who stopped by, either to make a purchase or for a quick chat.

Congratulations to Tim Batty who won the Christmas hamper.

See you again next year!

Published: 23 December 2011

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St Denys has arrived!

St Denys has arrived!

After months of planning, packing, unpacking and extreme DIY, St Denys’ Bookshop is now open! Penny and Sue and the staff welcome you to their new premises situated in the basement of the Cathedral Visitors’ Centre, where you will find a wide range of theological books and church supplies. The shop is accessible either via the Cathedral coffee shop or by the entrance on Cateaton Street - just follow the green arrows!

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-1pm.

For more information, call 0161 835 1069.

Published: 17 November 2011

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Photographs from the BBC Radio 2 Presents Elbow’s Homecoming Gig

Photographs from the BBC Radio 2 Presents Elbow’s Homecoming Gig

BBC Radio 2 presented Elbow’s Homecoming Gig At Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 27 October 2011. Bury band Elbow performed tracks from their Mercury Prize nominated album, Build A Rocket Boys!, in the beautiful surroundings of the medieval Cathedral, for a homecoming gig exclusive to Radio 2’s weekly In Concert programme. Further to their appearance on the album, the Halle Youth Choir accompanied the band in performing songs from their award winning back catalogue in front of an audience of Radio 2 listeners.

Published: 07 November 2011

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Manchester Cathedral Christmas Market stall opens for business

The annual Manchester Christmas Market is back! From 17 November to 21 December, the city streets will be thronging with shoppers looking for customary Christmas fare.
As part of the Cathedral’s vision to reach out to the local community, we will be running a stall in Exchange Square. Come and find us in one of the log huts; there you’ll be able to browse through various goods such as cards, calendars, nativity sets etc - all while munching on a mince pie! You can also find out what’s going on at the Cathedral over the festive season, and why we believe Christmas is so important for everyone. Our team of hardy volunteers will be happy to welcome you – so see you there!

Published: 07 November 2011

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Cathedral Christmas Card

Cathedral Christmas Card

The Cathedral Christmas card is now available to order. The cards cost £6.50 for a pack of 10 or 75p per card. All proceeds from the sale of the card will support the establishment of a new organ at Manchester Cathedral.

If you would like to order copies of the Cathedral Christmas card, please download the order form, complete the form and return to Margaret Williamson, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX

Published: 29 September 2011

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Redcrosse

Redcrosse

Here is a short film, by Liam Hardy, showing parts of the Cathedral’s special ‘Redcrosse: Celebration of St. George’ event on May 8th this year: some of the poems, plus the giants in all their glory. The full text of the event; which evoked such fury from some quarters, but also great enthusiasm from others, is available to download.

Published: 03 August 2011

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