Shhhhh! Best kept Valentine’s Day secrets…….
“I felt you and I knew you loved me”, this neon art installation by Tracey Emin in Liverpool Cathedral is the inspiration for today.
Here at English Cathedrals – we know a thing or two about love.
Cathedrals have always striven to attract the highest standards of what humankind can offer to the glory of God – and continue to do so today.
As a consequence, we have been inextricably connected to art, in all its many different form, from our glorious musical tradition and our stained glass windows telling the Bible stories, to the more contemporary art forms and installations we find in many of our cathedrals today.
Today in Ripon Cathedral, north Yorkshire – a free concert to mark St Valentine’s Day with arias about love with tenor, Joseph Spratt at 1pm and again at Choral Evensong at 6pm with If Ye Love Me by composer, Philip Wilby.
Gloucester Cathedral – Valentine’s Day tower tours – a chance to view this iconic building from up high – on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. Upon arrival on the roof, enjoy a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic alternative.
Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 February 2.00pm – 3.00pm
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Peterborough Cathedral- Twelfth Night Special – if music be the food of love…play on! Afternoon tea, renew your vows at Evensong and a performance of the Bard’s story of love…
The Cathedral is offering a ‘Valentine’s Day Special’ ticket. This combines a luxury afternoon tea for two, a pair of top price tickets for the evening performance and interval drinks, plus the option to renew your vows at Evensong before the show and meet the cast during the interval.
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And now for something completely different, let’s slow it down and kick back on bean bags in Wakefield Cathedral – Lazy Compline – relax and soak up night prayer and gorgeous music in the best surroundings in Wakefield. Valentine’s Day – 9pm til 9.30pm Free.
Find out about Lazy Compline here Wakefield Cathedral Valentines