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  • Blackburn Cathedral - Visitors 1 A Visit to Blackburn Cathedral – Marcus Green 11th December 2019

    We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Marcus, our new guest blogger. This year he decided to attempt to visit and photograph every Anglican and Catholic Cathedral in

  • Amber Page Poetry Peterborough Cathedral There Is Space For You Here – Peterborough Cathedral 11th December 2019

    “And for a moment, it feels like home.” If you’re wondering “what is a cathedral?” Amber-Page’s brilliant poem sums up, not just Peterborough Cathedral, but

  • Lichfield Cathedral Illuminated Notre Dame Lichfield Remembers the Notre-Dame Fire 10th December 2019

    Notre-Dame Cathedral will be remembered this Christmas as images from its famous windows are projected across the nave of Lichfield Cathedral as an act of solidarity with the Paris landmark, and

  • Worcester Cathedral Adopt Stained Glass All I Want for Christmas – Cathedral Christmas 09th December 2019

    Adopt a misericord or a character in a stained glass window or buy a pew …these are just some of more unusual present ideas on offer from English Cathedrals this Christmas. Worcester Cathedral

  • General Election 2019 Prayer Election Prayer 2019 – Reconciliation in the Heart 06th December 2019

    The spirit reconciliation is at the heart of everything at Coventry Cathedral. Their Dean, John Witcombe has written this prayer ahead of next weeks general election. Worth reading. Loving God We

  • Cathedral Christmas 2019 A Cathedral Christmas Near You 2019 01st December 2019

    Angels, shepherds, Romans, kings, advent windows, Christmas trees made entirely from plastic bottles, festive fairs, community Christmas tree festivals, concerts, crib services, children’s Advent

  • The finest English Cathedrals Attendance is Up – But which are the finest? 27th November 2019

    There are over 40 Anglican English cathedrals and following the news that attendance at them has risen by 14% in the last decade the Guardian has posed the question ‘which are the

  • Church of England Cathedral Attendance Figures 2018 Cathedral Visitors Up by 1 Million 26th November 2019

    England’s cathedrals have witnessed their highest Easter congregation numbers in recent years, while visitor numbers increased by a million on the previous year, statistics published today show.

  • 100 Birthday Bradford Cathedral Happy 100th Birthday Bradford Cathedral 23rd November 2019

    What a year! There have been arts projects, poetry written, bells rung, music composed, songs sung, lectures given and history rediscovered and retold. Bradford Cathedral is closing its year of

  • Year of Pilgrimage Whalley Blackburn Whalley to Blackburn Pilgrimage – First Steps 21st November 2019

    Jonathan Carmyllie of Whalley Abbey lit a candle and said a prayer before setting off along the new pilgrimage route to Blackburn Cathedral. And they’re off. First pilgrim on new cathedral

  • RIP Louis Wells Cathedral Cat RIP Louis: Wells Cathedral Cat 18th November 2019

    He’s raised thousands for the Chorister Appeal, been immortalised in a range of merchandise from paperweights to fridge magnets, made the front page of national newspapers, starred in his own

  • Year of Pilgrimage 2020 Turning Tourists into Visitors and Visitors into Pilgrims 15th November 2019

    However you arrive at a cathedral next year you will be able to come on foot, thanks to a collaboration between the British Pilgrimage Trust and the Association of English Cathedrals. The

  • Coventry Cathedral Reconciliation Coventry Cathedral – Reconciliation 08th November 2019

    Reconciliation is the theme for this Sunday’s worship from Coventry Cathedral which will be broadcast on Radio 4 this Sunday morning as part of the BBC’s Remembrance programming. The Dean of

  • Stone Mason Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester Cathedral awarded £40,000 To Train Next Generation of Stonemasons 05th November 2019

    Gloucester Cathedral has just announced grants from Allchurches Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation that will enable it to continue its renowned stonemason training programme. Over 50

  • Light shows at cathedrals Light Shows take Visitors on Unexpected Journeys through our Cathedrals 05th November 2019

    Over 20,000 people took a journey to the moon and stars at St Albans while 22,000 visitors experienced the awe and beauty of York Minster’s medieval glass in its Northern Lights shows. Both

  • Durham Cathedral Foundation 2020 Going Going Gone – For £62,000 25th October 2019

    The first ever auction of stonework from Durham Cathedral saw 85 lots raise over £62,000 which was then matched pound for pound by the National Lottery Heritage Fund raising over £125,000 to

  • Doorkins Magnificat Retires The End of an Era – Doorkins Magnificat retires. 24th October 2019

    The most famous cathedral cat, Doorkins Magnificat has announced her retirement. Doorkins has been a much loved feature at Southwark Cathedral since she first turned up at the south west door

  • St Frideswide Year of Pilgrimage St Frideswide – Year of Pilgrimage 17th October 2019

    Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage Following in the footsteps of a thousand years of pilgrims: the first St Frideswide Pilgrimage More than 400 people will be following in ancient footsteps

  • 2020 Year of Cathedrals - Salisbury Celebrations Salisbury 2020: City on the Move 17th October 2019

    A year of celebration has been launched to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the founding of Salisbury and its iconic cathedral. Named Salisbury 2020: City on the Move, celebrations will start

  • Year of Pilgrimage Northern Saints Trials 2020 Year of Pilgrimage – Camino Ingles 15th October 2019

    As well as 2020 bringing together a remarkable number of individual cathedral anniversaries and initiatives that help tell Britain’s story, there will also be a host of new pilgrim routes

  • Year of Cathedrals 2020 2020 Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage 10th October 2019

    Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage 2020 He was excommunicated by Canterbury and died on the way to plead his case to the Pope. Now the rich story of Thomas Cantilupe – 700 years a saint,

  • Carlisle Cathedral Downton Abbey Red carpets, Jazz, Downton Abbey : All at Carlisle Cathedral 09th October 2019

    This Sunday Carlisle Cathedral and the Rheged Centre in Penrith are hosting a very special gala cinema evening with a red carpet reception, live jazz and Downton Abbey on the big screen for a

  • Saving the Deep at Chester Cathedral Extended Extended: Chester Cathedral – Saving the Deep Exhibition 08th October 2019

    Saving the Deep – an installation by Jacha Potgieter A stunning, topical and thought provoking installation in the cloisters of Chester Cathedral has been extended to Thursday 31 October 2019.

  • Winchester Cathedral Giant Bee Winchester Cathedral – Climate Change Harvest Festival 08th October 2019

    Climate change was the focus for this year’s traditional harvest celebrations at Winchester Cathedral over the weekend. As well as traditional stalls from agricultural representatives from around

  • Year of Pilgrimage 2020 Year of Pilgrimage – to be a pilgrim in Britain’s Green and Pleasant Land 22nd September 2019

    Taken from the Times, September 21 2019 Bess Twiston Davies. Walking routes are being launched next year that track ancient paths of pilgrimage to the nation’s cathedrals, writes Bess Twiston

  • Peterborough Cathedral Coffee Peterborough Cathedral – Wakes Up, Smells the Coffee 20th September 2019

    The carbon footprint of 901 year old Peterborough Cathedral is set to reduce significantly thanks to a major sponsorship deal with an international coffee company which has its roots firmly in

  • Global Climate Strike Prayer Global Climate Strike – Prayers at York Minster 20th September 2019

    Prayers highlighting the earth’s climate emergency will be said at York Minster on Friday 20 September – Global Climate Strike day. The services of Holy Communion (7.50am and 12.30pm) and

  • Heritage Open Days 2019 What Will You Discover – Heritage Open Days 13th September 2019

    Many of our cathedrals are opening their doors to take part in the biggest Heritage Open Days event so far to mark its 25th anniversary. Thousands of cathedral volunteers will be inviting

  • Knife Angel Rochester Cathedral An Angel Inspires – Rochester Cathedral 13th September 2019

    Schoolchildren are being bussed in to see it, there’s a conference organised to look at ways to tackle it, a book to pledge yourself to it, and a national service of commemoration planned to

  • Helter Skelter Norwich Cathedral 2019 God in the Now – A Summer of English Cathedrals 10th September 2019

    Cathedrals have hit the headlines this summer: a Helter Skelter in Norwich, mini-golf at Rochester, a Lunar Landscape and light show at Lichfield. Each of these cathedrals has seen a big increase

  • A Prayer for Brexit Cathedrals: Spaces for prayer, hope and peace. 02nd September 2019

    Cathedrals have issued an open invitation for people to come in and use their space to think, reflect and pray in these uncertain times. Cathedrals have long been centres for peace,

  • Eat Up Stand UP Wakefield Cathedral Eat Up, Stand Up – Wakefield Cathedral 28th August 2019

    EAT UP AND STAND UP … alleviating food poverty and food waste at Wakefield Cathedral Wakefield Cathedral has just teamed up with The Real Junk Food Project to use food destined for waste in

  • Seeing It Differently Helter Skelter Norwich Cathedral The Seeing It Differently Helter Skelter – What They Said 19th August 2019

    According to our statisticians, 99.99% of people visiting Norwich Cathedral’s Seeing It Differently Project and their Helter Skelter absolutely loved it. Here’s a few of the things

  • Seeing It Differently Connecting People with the Transcendent – Dean of Lichfield 08th August 2019

    Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield speaks on BBC Radio Three Counties last weekend about the ‘serious mission imperatives’ behind having fun at our cathedrals. Norwich Cathedral’s

  • Seeing It Differently Norwich Cathedral Seeing It Differently – Launched at Norwich Cathedral with a Helter Skelter 08th August 2019

    “The fun comes in the shape of a helter skelter. The serious comes in creating opportunities for reflective, God-shaped conversations.” Norwich Cathedral launches Seeing it Differently … with a

  • Lichfield Cathedral Podcast Church and Science The Tension between Church and Science – Explored in Lichfield’s first Podcast 06th August 2019

    “What science does is to keep on challenging me so that I don’t make God too small.” Canon Pat Hawkins, Lichfield Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral’s first podcast inspired by the

  • Bold and Creative – English Cathedrals Launch ‘Wish You Were Here’ 31st July 2019

    Alongside its daily round of worship, cathedrals are opening up their spaces in bold and creative ways to welcome and engage new and existing audiences and encourage fresh witness and fresh

  • Liverpool Cathedral Annual Report Future-proofing Cathedrals – Dean of Liverpool 22nd July 2019

    The Knife Angel, Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon and Gaia and Light Night – It’s been a busy year for England’s newest and largest cathedral, Liverpool with a host of creative art

  • Leicester Moon Landing Apollo 11 Anniversary 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing – Leicester Cathedral 12th July 2019

    A service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing will be broadcast live from Leicester Cathedral this weekend. The service on BBC Radio 4, led by the Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd

  • Cathedral Moon Landing Apollo 11 Apollo 11 – Cathedrals mark 50th Moon Landing Anniversary 04th July 2019

    Walk, cycle, worship, music and art – Cathedrals mark Moon Landing anniversary Visitors can walk on the moon at Lichfield Cathedral, cycle to the moon and back at Ripon Cathedral, see Museum of

  • Apollo 11 LIchfield Cathedral A Service about the moon, on the moon – 50 Year Anniversary Apollo 11 20th June 2019

    Houston, this is Eagle. This is the LM Pilot speaking. I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever he may be, to

  • Alban Britains First Saint Lost in the City: St Alban, Britain’s First Saint 18th June 2019

    He might seem lost in the city but a giant puppet of Britain’s first saint, St Alban will find himself outside St Paul’s Cathedral to launch a new pilgrimage route in his name to encourage people

  • Hereford Cathedral Choir D Day Welcome Home Hereford Cathedral Choir – You Did Us Proud 07th June 2019

    A big !THANK YOU! to Hereford Cathedral Choir today who are travelling home today from France after taking part in four separate D Day Commemoration events and services over two days. On

  • The Cathedral Choristers of Britain Liverpool Cathedral The Choir of Choirs 07th June 2019

    1 night: 80 choristers: 1,000 year old musical tradition. Thursday 13th June 2019 Boy and girl choristers from over 40 cathedrals and choral foundations across the country are coming together for

  • National Volunteer Week 2019 Cathedrals Say Thank You To All Their Volunteers 03rd June 2019

    National Volunteers Week 2019 Lichfield Cathedral awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Service in a week cathedrals say thank you to all their volunteers. The Queen has honoured Lichfield Cathedral

  • Hereford Cathedral Choir D Day 2019 Hereford Cathedral – Choir to sing at D-Day Commemorations 31st May 2019

    Hereford Cathedral Choir will be travelling to France in June to take part in services and events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The choir will sing at several services during their

  • Cathedrals mark national Dementia Week in song 22nd May 2019

    Cathedrals across the country are marking National Dementia Week this week in song. Research has proven that the power of music in helping those with dementia, reactivates memories and can create

  • Exhibitions to take you to the moon and back 21st May 2019

    Exhibitions which take visitors to the moon and back to earth and invite you to discover more about our nation’s rich heritage go on show this week in three of our cathedrals. Ely Cathedral

  • Cathedrals celebrate funding boost Notre Dame English cathedrals celebrate £8m National Lottery funding boost 13th May 2019

    Four cathedrals across the country have benefited from a cash injection of over £8m to help better engage with their communities through imaginative outreach, arts, heritage and learning

  • York Minster Stained Glass Repair Work 11 year, £11m Restoration Project at York Minster starts this week. 10th May 2019

    Some Funding Good News!! The first phase of work to protect 600-year-old stained glass windows as part of an 11 year, £11m conservation and restoration project at York Minster starts this week.

  • Peregrine Falcon Webcam Cathedral Up Close and Personal with our Cathedral Peregrines – Watch Live Webcams Links 10th May 2019

    Chichester, Wakefield, Lincoln, Winchester, Salisbury, Norwich, Leicester, Derby, and Worcester Cathedral – all have peregrine falcon visitors. And here are the links to the webcams where

  • Pray Together. Stand Together. Remembering Sri Lanka. 25th April 2019

    A vigil will be held tonight (Thursday) in Leicester Cathedral to remember those affected by the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka. Led by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, it

  • Southwell Minster Easter Live 2019 Easter 2019 – Live from Southwell Minster 18th April 2019

    Not once but twice …. Southwell Minster live on BBC this Easter Day Two Easter Services are to be broadcast live from Southwell Minster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 this Easter Sunday. Radio 4 will

  • Notre Dame Fire 2019 Bells to Ring in Solidarity – Notre Dame Fire 2019 17th April 2019

    The bells of our cathedrals will ring tomorrow evening to show solidarity with our sister cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. From Carlisle in the north to Portsmouth in the south and everywhere in

  • Cathedral Fire 2019 Immensely Fragile – Cathedrals Call for National Fund 17th April 2019

    Cathedrals call for a national fund following devastating fire at Notre Dame. The pain we have experienced watching the fire at Notre Dame has been all too keen – it brought back memories of the

  • Notre Dame Fire Paris France Notre Dame Fire: Easter Hope Rebuilds – Prayer for Paris 16th April 2019

    Prayers have been offered up in our cathedrals for the people of France after the devastating fire at Notre Dame, Paris struck at the very heart of its history and culture. The true extent of the

  • Peterborough Cathedral Artificial Reality Archbishop of Canterbury Launches Augmented Reality 04th April 2019

    Fun in a cathedral…? Archbishop of Canterbury to launch augmented reality trail in Peterborough The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, will launch a new augmented reality trail

  • Brexit Weekend Prayer Brexit Weekend – Pray for someone you disagree with 29th March 2019

    Derby Cathedral is marking five days of prayer for peace, reconciliation and a good way forward with those you disagree, over what would have been the Brexit weekend. Leicester Cathedral is

  • Dippy On Tour Norwich Dippy On Tour – People are Going Dippy over Dippy 27th March 2019

    We are proud as punch to announce that Norwich Cathedral is the last stop on Dippy’s tour! Yes – that’s right – we’ve got a dinosaur coming to one of our Cathedrals!

  • Basilica of Sant’ Andrea in Vercelli Magna Carta – From Hereford to Vercelli 27th March 2019

    First it was the choir of Hereford Cathedral in Italy making history after being invited to sing for the Pope, and now its famous Magna Carta has gone on display in a church in a little town in

  • More art than the Tate - English Cathedrals Chester and Liverpool Cathedral – More Art 27th March 2019

    More art in our cathedrals… Former Turner prize nominee, David Mach returns to Chester Cathedral to build a live installation and Luke Jerram brings Liverpool Cathedral down to Earth after his

  • Lent 2019 Your Journey Lent 2019 – What is your Journey 22nd March 2019

    Watch our Lent 2019 Easter Video. Lent is a time for contemplation, a time for reflection, a time to take time to prepare before the celebrations of Easter Day. You will find the Stations of the

  • Cathedrals Tourism Awards Cathedrals lead the way in top tourism awards 21st March 2019

    Salisbury Cathedral has been shortlisted for the Temporary or Touring Exhibition in the Museum and Heritage Awards for its exhibition of Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes and the accompanying

  • Hereford Cathedral Mappa Mundi Yinka Shonibare Hereford Cathedral – Yinka Shonibare’s reinterpreted Mappa Mundi 19th March 2019

    The creatures of Hereford Cathedral’s medieval Mappa Mundi have been reinterpreted for the 21st century by eminent artist, Yinka Shonibare, CBE. In a unique working partnership with Hereford

  • Science and Religion - Moon Landing At a Cathedral near you – Science meets Religion 18th March 2019

    Science and religion have always made for interesting bed fellows and this year – the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – four of our cathedrals will explore scientific views of creation

  • Hereford Cathedral Stone Mason Award Hereford Cathedral – If it is good enough for Prince Charles 15th March 2019

    An apprentice stonemason from Hereford Cathedral who carved a roundel for Prince Charles’s home in Highgrove has been recognised for his achievements by The Worshipful Company of Constructors.

  • Ripon Cathedral Moon Landing 2019 Ripon Cathedral – Takes One Small Step 15th March 2019

    Ripon Cathedral will be flooded with the light and sound of space this Friday as it takes one small step to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. In a unique son et lumiere, its

  • St Alban Buns Cathedral Alban Buns – Older than the Hot Cross Bun 07th March 2019

    Shhhhh! First batch of Alban Buns have arrived at St Albans Cathedral celebrating an age-old tradition that predates the Hot Cross Bun. The legend has it that this bun – with its closely guarded

  • story Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere The Story Behind Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere 06th March 2019

    It is the stuff of legends….and thousands of our cathedral visitors and worshippers will today get to hear Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere – described as one of the most beautiful pieces of music

  • St Chad Lichfield Founding Father St Chad – Lichfield’s Founding Father 06th March 2019

    New public artwork to immortalise city’s founding father and attract modern day pilgrims A saint, whose popularity founded a city and a cathedral, is to be immortalised in bronze to mark his

  • Durham Cathedral Photo Competition Durham Cathedral – Photo Competition 06th March 2019

    Capture Durham Cathedral: new photographic competition launched If you were to compile a list of must see places in the country to photograph, then Durham Cathedral has got to be a contender. And

  • Wakefield First Persian Service Wakefield Cathedral – First Persian Holy Communion 05th March 2019

    Fitting tribute to ministry of Wakefield Cathedral as it launches first Persian Holy Communion. Wakefield Cathedral was chosen to launch the Church of the England’s Persian translation of the

  • Pancake Day 2019 cathedral When Cathedrals get angry – they flip 01st March 2019

    (Ed: Sorry. So very sorry) It’s that time of year and many of our cathedrals are gearing up to get flipping for Shrove Tuesday and preparing to move into the Lenten season. On Tuesday York

  • Lichfield Exhibition 2019 Moon Visit Lichfield Cathedral and Walk on the Moon 15th February 2019

    Visitors invited to walk on the moon at Lichfield Cathedral A map of the moon will transform the floor of Lichfield Cathedral and visitors invited to take one small step as they think about God,

  • Valentines at Cathedrals near you Best kept Valentine’s Day secrets 14th February 2019

    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

  • New Dean of York 2019 New Dean of York – the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost 06th February 2019

    The new Dean of York, the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, said he felt ‘enormously humbled and privileged’ to be asked to serve at the Minster in ‘God’s own city’. Dr Jonathan Frost was installed

  • Truro Cathedral Choir Music Love your job? – Truro Cathedral’s Director of Music Does 17th January 2019

    Do you love your job? Christopher Gray does – he’s Truro Cathedral’s Director of Music – watch and listen to his story here. Read the full press release here. Truro Cathedral’s Director of Music,

  • Brexit Vote Prayer Calm and Wisdom – A Prayer for Brexit 14th January 2019

    A prayer for all as the key Brexit vote looms. Cathedrals have issued a new prayer inviting calm and wisdom ahead of the vote on the Brexit deal in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister,

  • Choral Evensong Cathedral Near You Choral Evensong – Frequently Asked Questions 09th January 2019

    In this post we take a look at one of our best kept secrets and most long standing traditions, Choral Evensong and we’ll answer some of your questions about it. So we’ll start with: What is

  • Prayer for Brexit A Brexit Prayer for Everyone – Pray for Us 05th December 2018

    Cathedrals have written a special prayer for Brexit and are inviting people to come and pray as we draw nearer to the debate in the House of Commons on the Government’s Brexit proposals next

  • A Cathedral Christmas - Advent 2018 - Near You WANTED: Angels, Shepherds, and Kings – A Cathedral Christmas 05th December 2018

    Angels, shepherds and kings will be turning up in the thousands to bring the nativity story to life at crib services and Christingle services in our cathedrals this Advent, as we prepare for, and

  • Cathedral Christmas 2018 A Cathedral Christmas – What’s on near you this Advent 01st December 2018

    Advent processions, wreaths, and banners, Christmas markets and fairs, ice rinks, Christmas lunches, Light up a Life hospice services, shoppers’ carols, candlelight concerts, crib services,

  • Canterbury Cathedral Bell Repairs Switch Oh Yay Oh Yay – The Canterbury Cathedral Bell Switch 28th November 2018

    Canterbury’s famous Great Dunstan bell will be mostly silent for the next 18 months to allow for urgent restoration work on one of the cathedral’s clocks which means, Bell Harry in the

  • English Cathedrals Lottery FUnding Match Made in Heaven – Experts Make Up Unique Support Panel 21st November 2018

    A match made in heaven is taking place in English cathedrals as a team of industry experts have volunteered to make up a unique support panel that will see cathedrals benefit from their

  • Wine Garden of England Rochester Cathedral Wine Garden of England – Rochester Cathedral’s 1000 year old tradition is back 16th November 2018

    Rochester Cathedral is reinventing a thousand year old tradition this weekend by hosting the first Wine Garden of England festival. Gundulf, the Bishop of Rochester from 1077 to 1108, championed

  • Blackburn Cathedral Gin Forget mead: Blackburn Cathedral launches its own Gin 14th November 2018

    In a contemporary take on a medieval tradition, Blackburn Cathedral will this week launch the first ever Cathedral brand gin. Called Cathedra – the Dean of Blackburn hopes this new gin, specially

  • Hereford National Lottery Hereford Cathedral – Cloisters awarded National Lottery support 29th October 2018

    Hereford Cathedral Cloisters awarded National Lottery support It was announced last week (25th October 2018) that Hereford Cathedral has received a confirmed National Lottery grant of £866,700 to

  • Visitor statistics for English Cathedrals 2017 Published Today – Record numbers attend cathedrals 24th October 2018

    Record numbers attend cathedrals Attendance at Christmas services in England’s cathedrals has broken records for the second year running, statistics published today show. A total of 135,000

  • New Dean of Wakefield installed 22nd October 2018

    Hundreds of people gathered in Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 29 September for the installation of the new Dean, the Revd Canon Simon Cowling, and heard him pledge himself to the common good he

  • Little known cathedral treasures go on display in major British Library exhibition 16th October 2018

    Little known Anglo Saxon treasures from three of our cathedrals will feature alongside the tiny 7thcentury St Cuthbert Gospel, the Domesday Book and the Lindisfarne Gospels in a major new British

  • Sacred Space Fr Michael Lapsley Sacred Space – Fr Michael Lapsley Keynote Speech 01st October 2018

    Renowned South African priest and social justice activist, Fr Michael Lapsley spoke to the conference on the tremendous healing power of telling your story. Fr Michael lost both hands and the

  • Will Hutton - Sacred Space 2018 Sacred Space – Will Hutton Keynote Speech 01st October 2018

    Snapshots from the first national cathedrals conference: Author, Will Hutton – told the conference that the case he had been trying to make all his working life in his books was to create a

  • Fiona Reynold Fight for Beauty Sacred Space – Summing up the Challenges – Dame Fiona Reynolds 21st September 2018

    Sacred Space: Common Ground sums up the challenge and opportunity that cathedrals face; said Dame Fiona Reynolds. Speaking to the first national cathedrals conference on the holiness and

  • Cottrell Chelmsford Cathedral Sacred Space – Stephen Cottrell – Make our Stones Sing Again 19th September 2018

    Let’s make our stones sing again, the Bishop of Chelmsford the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell told the first National Cathedrals Conference. “It is the greatest challenge we face: Do we love the

  • Sandy Nairne Sacred Space 2018 Sacred Space – Cathedrals from the Outside – Sandy Nairne 19th September 2018

    Cathedrals from the Outside – Questions of Art, Engagement, Commemoration and Celebration   The great Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky, declared in his 1911 manifesto for modern art, that

  • Arch Bishop of Canterbury - Sacred Space 2018 Sacred Space – Archbishop of Canterbury Opening Address 17th September 2018

    Cathedrals are fun; be ambitious, was the charge from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the first national cathedrals conference in Manchester Cathedral. “If you can’t have fun in a cathedral you

  • Sacred Space - National Cathedrals Conference starts with Sunday Worship on Radio 4 Sacred Space – National Cathedrals Conference starts with Sunday Worship on Radio 4  15th September 2018

    Sunday worship on BBC Radio 4 is live from Lichfield Cathedral ahead of the first National Cathedrals Conference Sacred Space: Common Ground. It is led by the Dean of Lichfield and Chair of the

  • Sacred Space 2018 Fr Michael Lapsley Hate Crime Awareness Sacred Space – Challenging Hate Across the Continents 13th September 2018

    Sacred Space 2018 addresses Hate Crime Awareness Week. A keynote speaker at the first national cathedrals conference, South African priest and social justice activist Fr Michael Lapsley, is to

  • Sacred Space 2018 Manchester Sacred Space – English Cathedrals head to Manchester 13th September 2018

    Every English Cathedral is preparing to decamp to Manchester next week for the first national cathedrals conference, Sacred Space. This will be the first time that cathedral clergy, lay staff and

  • New Dean of Salisbury Cathedral Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos – New Dean of Salisbury Installed 11th September 2018

    Salisbury welcomes new dean. The Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos was welcomed as the 81st dean of Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday. Dean Nicholas said: “Becoming Dean of this ancient and beautiful

  • New Dean of Chester Cathedral Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford – New Dean of Chester Announced 11th September 2018

    Hundreds of well-wishers gathered to welcome the new Dean of Chester on Saturday. The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford comes into the Diocese of Chester from his previous role as Archdeacon of

  • More Than a Building Doorkins Magnificat Southwark Cathedral More than a Building, Doorkins Magnificat – Southwark Cathedral 10th September 2018

    More than a Building. Doorkins Magnificat. Cat. Stray. Ambassador. In 2008 a stray cat started visiting Southwark Cathedral looking for food. After being fed each morning for a few days, this cat

  • Eve Poole Sacred Space 2018 Manchester Cathedrals in Prayer – Time – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Cathedral time They started building Durham Cathedral in 1093. They were still finishing it, some 150 years later. But that was lightning-quick compared to Cologne Cathedral, which took over 600

  • Eve Poole Manchester Cathedrals Conference Sacred Space 2018 Cathedrals in Prayer – Reading – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Reading Cathedrals It’s funny to think that it wasn’t until the 1550s that services in cathedrals were held in English. Many cathedrals have Saxon foundations, so they’ll have used Latin for

  • Eve Poole Sacred Space Manchester 2018 Cathedrals in Prayer – Backstage – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Cathedrals backstage It’s amazing what can be found backstage in a cathedral. At St Paul’s in London, you might stumble upon the Great Model, a quarter-size version of the entire cathedral, made

  • Eve Poole Manchester Cathedrals Conference Sacred Space 2018 Cathedrals in Prayer – Stonemasons – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Stonemasons in Gloucester I once met a man cutting blocks of stone. He was taking a break, so I stopped to chat. “What are you doing”, I asked? “Cutting stones for my master. I get paid every

  • Eve Poole Sacred Space Manchester 2018 Cathedrals in Prayer – Peterborough in Space – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Peterborough in Space If you’re visiting Peterborough Cathedral this term, you can quite literally travel into space in their virtual reality machine. You can also see Tim Peake’s spacesuit, his

  • Eve Poole Manchester Cathedrals Conference Sacred Space 2018 Cathedrals in Prayer – Tradition – Eve Poole 06th September 2018

    Tradition In a couple of week’s time, Manchester will host the first ever National Cathedrals’ Conference, where we’ll celebrate what cathedrals mean to the nation. Visitors to Rochester

  • Sacred Space 2018 Manchester Sacred Space 2018 – Our Cathedrals in prayer on Radio 4 06th September 2018

    Our cathedrals have been celebrated in prayer every day this week on Radio 4 ahead of the first national Cathedrals Conference, Sacred Space to be held in Manchester Cathedral later this month.

  • More than a Building Dan Canterbury Cathedral More than a Building, Dan – Canterbury Cathedral 03rd September 2018

    More than a Building. Dan. Apprentice. Painter and decorator. Canterbury Cathedral. Congratulations to Cathedral Painter and Decorator Daniel Humphreys, 24 who has just successfully completed his

  • More than a Building, Stephen, St Albans Cathedral More than a Building, Stephen – St Albans Cathedral 03rd September 2018

    More than a Building. Stephen. Teacher. Welcomer. Cathedral Guide. Stephen De Silva thought he’d try out the cathedral when he moved to St Albans in 1979. Almost forty years later, he’s got

  • Winchester Flower Festival 2018 Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival is back 31st August 2018

    Opened by gardener, broadcaster and author, Alan Titchmarsh and designed by Chelsea Flower Show regular, Angela Turner, Winchester Flower Festival is back! Illumination: A Festival of Flowersis

  • Heritage Open Days 2018 Cathedrals to Visit Heritage Open Days – Three Cathedrals named in top ten to visit 28th August 2018

    Three of our cathedrals have been named in the top ten inspirational places to visit over the Heritage Open Days next month. Wells, Hereford, and Wakefield are all name checked on the Explore

  • More then a Building Michael Salisbury Cathedral More than a Building, Michael – Salisbury Cathedral 28th August 2018

    More than a Building – Michael Bowyer. Floral artist. Director of Flowers. Ask Michael Bowyer what is his favourite flower, and he’ll tell you it’s whatever he has in his hand at the time.

  • More than a building Sandra Birmingham Cathedral More than a Building, Sandra – Birmingham Cathedral 28th August 2018

    Sandra – Cleaner, tea maker, server, warden. More than a Building Meet multi-tasker Sandra who helps with many aspects of cathedral life including the toddler group, stewarding,

  • More than a Building Jeremy Chichester Cathedral More Than a Building, Jeremy – Chichester Cathedral 28th August 2018

    Jeremy – RAF pilot, team leader, cathedral guide. Jeremy Mudford has been a volunteer and an active part of the Chichester Cathedral community for over 20 years. He is currently Team Leader for

  • More than a building Winchester cathedral More than a Building, Jonathan and Ian – Winchester Cathedral 22nd August 2018

    More than a Building, Jonathan and Ian, Winchester Cathedral Say hello to Jonathan Ryan and Ian James.  Both give their time to Winchester Cathedral. Jonathan Ryan is the contracts manager there

  • More than a building Katie Manchester Cathedral More than a Building, Katie – Manchester Cathedral 22nd August 2018

    #More than a Building – Katie Burke – Apprentice Katie Burke’s favourite spot in Manchester Cathedral is the organ loft, which she recently discovered; high up, and out of the way of

  • More than a Building Kath Hereford Cathedral More than a Building, Kath – Hereford Cathedral 22nd August 2018

    #More than a Building – Kath Jones – Paparazzi, teacher, chorister tutor. As a former paparazzi she photographed Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher, she’s worked as a carer, found

  • Imagine peace The Great Exhibition Peter Walker Sculptor_ Imagine Peace, Armistice 2018 – Lichfield Cathedral 16th August 2018

    Peace woodland transforms Lichfield Cathedral into an immersive sound and light show this summer for Armistice Sixteen million falling leaves, 1918 trees and a double bed: Lichfield Cathedral’s

  • Own a piece of York Minster - Stone Carving Festival Own a piece of York Minster – Stone Carving Festival 16th August 2018

    Pieces of York Minster are going under the hammer in an online auction to mark its international stone carving festival this weekend. The auction, the first since 2016, will take place on

  • The Great Exhibition Peter Walker Sculptor More than a Building More than a Building – Peter, Lichfield Cathedral 14th August 2018

    More than a Building – Peter Walker, sculptor, painter, artist-in-residence Lichfield Cathedral. There wasn’t much opportunity for a working class artist, or much interest in the arts when

  • More than Building - Mohsen - Wakefield Cathedral More than a Building – Mohsen, Wakefield Cathedral 10th August 2018

    As far as journeys go, giving up everything has to count as one of the hardest in our More than a Building campaign. But that is exactly what Mohsen and his wife did. Civil engineer, businessman,

  • More than a building Peterborough Cathedral Tanya More than a Building – Tanya, Peterborough Cathedral 10th August 2018

    Tanya and her long journey to Peterborough Cathedral makes a worthy entry into our More than a Building campaign. It’s a long road from standing on a factory production line to head gardener at

  • Soyuz TMA-19M Tim Peake Lands at Peterborough Cathedral Tim Peake’s Soyuz has Landed – Peterborough Cathedral 08th August 2018

    The spacecraft which transported Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, to and from the International Space Station, has landed at Peterborough Cathedral. The Soyuz TMA-19M

  • Lusa Leicester Cathedral More than a Building More than a Building – Lusa, Leicester Cathedral 07th August 2018

    The next in our line of More than a Building characters is Lusa, from Leicester Cathedral. A canon at Leicester Cathedral, priest, Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy, was appointed the first Black, Asian and

  • More than a building, Louise Guildford Cathedral More than a Building – Louise, Guildford Cathedral 06th August 2018

    Now it’s time to meet Louise, the next in our More than a Building series. Schools and Families staff, HLF Project Outreach and Engagement officer, Volunteer fundraiser, Temporary PA to the

  • More than a Building - Phil Southwell Minster More than a Building – Phil, Southwell Minster 03rd August 2018

    Meet Phil, the first of our More than a Building 2018 stars. Former schoolteacher, Phil Barton from Lowdham, a little village five miles from Southwell Minster, says he stumbled across the

  • More than a building Cathedrals – More than a Building 31st July 2018

    Never mind the architecture: Meet the people. #MoreThanABuilding RAF pilot, teacher, paparazzi, gardener, florist, firefighter, homeless, project manager, heritage lover, painter and decorator

  • 100 years WW1 Ringing out for Peace - Battles Over Battle’s Over Ringing out for Peace WW1 25th July 2018

    Appeal for bell ringers to join unique WW1 Centenary Commemoration – Battles O’er Armistice 2018: An appeal has gone out to church bell ringers around Britain to join in a major event

  • Churches Tourism Week - St John on the Wall Crypt Bristol Dancing Maria Luisa Latorre 42 Reasons for #ChurchTourismWeek 24th July 2018

    The Churches Conservation Trust has issued an open invitation this week for people of all ages to come and explore the UK’s exceptional architectural heritage in a nationwide celebration of our

  • Sandford Award Southwell Minster Southwell Minster wins national award for education programme. 20th July 2018

    The cathedral has received the Sandford Award for heritage education – with a special mention for its Time Travelling programme. Independently judged, the Sandford Award is a quality- assured

  • St Edmundsbury New Dean Welcome to the new Dean of St Edmundsbury 20th July 2018

    The new Dean of St Edmundsbury, the Very Revd Joe Hawes hopes to bring ‘sparkiness, holiness and fun‘ to his ministry and draw the cathedral closer to the communities it serves. Dean

  • Cathedral Repair Fund WW1 Centenary Repair Fund of £40m Prepares Cathedrals for First World War Commemorations 16th July 2018

    A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals ahead of First World War centenary events has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report just published. The First

  • New pilgrim route launched at Hereford Cathedral New pilgrim route launched at Hereford Cathedral 11th July 2018

    Pilgrims can now follow in the footsteps of a Welsh outlaw, hanged and then miraculously brought back to life, after a new route was launched at Hereford Cathedral. St Thomas’ Way runs from

  • General Synod 2018 General Synod approves ideas to support and streamline England’s cathedrals 11th July 2018

    Church of England General Synod approves ideas to support and streamline England’s cathedrals – but asks for more time. Proposals designed to tighten the governance and management frameworks,

  • Happy 70th Birthday NHS 70 years of the National Health Service 03rd July 2018

    Services to say thank you to the everyday heroes of our National Health Service on its 70th birthday this Thursday will be held across the country – including national celebrations at

  • New Dean of Newcastle New Dean for Newcastle Announced 25th June 2018

    A passionate advocate for the North East: New Dean for Newcastle announced.  The new Dean of Newcastle will be the Archdeacon of Northumberland, the Venerable Geoff Miller, it has been announced.

  • The English for Women Project Refugee Week – English Project started with a Smile 16th June 2018

    A project that grew out of a smile between strangers is helping hundreds of women out of isolation. English for Women began in Chelmsford Cathedral in 2015 for just three refugee Afghan families.

  • Truro Choristers for Grenfell Charity Single Truro Cathedral’s choristers sing on the Grenfell charity single 11th June 2018

    Truro Cathedral‘s Girl and Boy choristers are the voices behind the Grenfell From Today charity single released to mark the “immense loss and the legacy of love” ahead of the first

  • Volition at Manchester Cathedral Cathedral Volunteer Programme Changes Lives 04th June 2018

    It was set up by Manchester Cathedral in 2012 as a simple volunteer programme to better represent the demographics of the city they served. Now six years on, hundreds of long-term unemployed have

  • Volunteers Week 2018 A HUGE thank you to all our Cathedral Volunteers 01st June 2018

    English Cathedrals say thank you to the unsung army of Cathedral volunteers in #VolunteersWeek. Flower-arrangers, tomb-dusters, tea-mashers, servers, tour guides, bellringers, welcomers,

  • New Dean of Wakefield New Dean of Wakefield Cathedral Announced 18th May 2018

    The new Dean of Wakefield in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds will be the Revd Canon Simon Cowling, it was announced today. Simon  is currently the Rector of Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales,

  • Remember Manchester 22 - One Year On Remembering Manchester – One Year On 17th May 2018

    #RememberManchester #OneYearOn #Manchester22 The Cathedral in Manchester will host the national service of remembrance on May 22 to mark the first anniversary of the Arena bombing that killed 22

  • Bishop of Bristol The Dean of York appointed the new Bishop of Bristol 16th May 2018

    Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, currently Dean of York, as the 57th Bishop of Bristol.  Speaking at the Barton Hill Settlement in Bristol following the

  • Where to watch the Royal Wedding Where to watch the Royal Wedding 14th May 2018

    Royal Wedding: Where will you watch it? With less than a week to go to, the question now remains: where will you watch the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Four of our

  • This is where the Royal Wedding will take place Where is the Royal Wedding? 26th April 2018

    The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place on Saturday May 19 in St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the official residence of the Queen. St

  • Hereford Cathedral choir to make history at Vatican Mass 24th April 2018

    The choir of Hereford Cathedral will make history when they become only the second Anglican cathedral choir since the Reformation to sing at a Papal Mass. Winchester Cathedral choir sang at the

  • A cathedral pilgrimage the old fashioned way 13th April 2018

    Four years ago, Barbara Foster set out to visit every Anglican cathedral in England. What’s more she determined to do it the old fashioned way, on foot, while fundraising for human rights charity

  • Cathedral_Chester1 New Saturday night viewing: C4’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns features four of our iconic cathedrals 05th April 2018

    Four of our iconic cathedrals are set to feature in a new Channel 4 documentary series, Britain’s Most Historic Towns. The new series sees anthropologist and academic, Professor Alice

  • Cathedral_Liverpool2 BRITAIN’S GREAT CATHEDRALS on Channel 5 28th March 2018

    Britain’s Great Cathedrals. Good Friday sees the launch of a new six part documentary series that looks at the architecture and tells the stories and characters behind six of Britain’s

  • Cathedral_Manchester2 Are you coming? Sacred Space: Common Ground – Bookings open now. 12th March 2018

    The first national cathedrals conference, Sacred Space, is being held in Manchester Cathedral this September and will see Andy Burnham talk about the challenge of context for faith, community and

  • Cathedral_Southwell6 We raise money, we say thank you and we do it all over again; is there another way: Ask Cathedrals 05th February 2018

    Cathedral Deans and senior operating and finance staff came together on 30 January to discuss fresh ways to make money and put it into the service of mission. Property as investment, social

  • English cathedrals feed the 5,000 this Harvest 02nd October 2017

    Thousands of hungry people will benefit this Harvest Festival time as cathedrals up and down the country are tackling food poverty by donating their gifts to food banks and other similar

  • Salisbury Cathedral’s ‘Vlogmas’ – a unique video advent calendar! 12th December 2016

    Salisbury Cathedral is sharing 25 fun and informal films following its army of volunteers and staff as they prepare for the busiest time of the year, Christmas. Until 25 December you can view

  • The story of Durham Cathedral in LEGO 01st July 2016

    The story of Durham Cathedral is being brought to life through a series of mini-films, which are recreating the history of Durham Cathedral using the medium of LEGO. From the life of St Cuthbert

  • Welcome for £20 million cathedral repair grants 17th March 2016

    Cathedrals have welcomed warmly the announcement in the Chancellor’s Budget of a £20 million fund for works to cathedrals. Cathedrals are active community hubs hosting activities from food

  • Southwell Minster gifted site of ancient Roman Villa 02nd November 2015

    Southwell Minster has been gifted the former Church Street site of the Minster School.  The purchase was made possible through the generosity and initiative of an individual benefactor and the

  • Manchester Cathedral hosts Science Festival sci-fi films 27th October 2015

    For three nights only from Monday 26 October to Wednesday 28 October, Manchester Science Festival will be bringing some of the most popular sci-fi films and series of the 21st century back to the

  • Birmingham Cathedral celebrates the city with artists of different faiths 01st October 2015

    The skies above central Birmingham will be filled with sound on 2 and 3 October as ‘Something Good’ is created for the Anglican cathedral’s 300th anniversary celebrations.  Muslim artists, Hindu

  • Incense, cathedrals and the Psychoactive Substances Bill 17th September 2015

    The Association of English Cathedrals is concerned that the term ‘psychoactive substances’ in the Psychoactive Substances Bill can be interpreted so broadly that it risks criminalising the use of

  • Rugby World Cup Trophy visits Durham Cathedral 04th August 2015

    The Rugby World Cup has been glinting in the sunlight and catching the eye of many a passerby as it visited Palace Green in Durham on Monday 3 August as part of the 100 day trophy tour of the

  • Caring for carers at Durham Cathedral 08th June 2015

    Durham Cathedral will show it cares this week by providing special offers and discounts for carers during National Carers’ Week, from Monday 8 June until Sunday 14 June. National Carers’ Week is

  • 31 cathedrals benefit from First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund 30th March 2015

    More urgent repairs will be made to 24 Church of England and seven Catholic cathedrals thanks to the announcement of £6.9 million in grants from the Government-sponsored fund set up to support

  • View the solar eclipse at Birmingham Cathedral 19th March 2015

    Birmingham Cathedral is hosting a unique viewing event as part of its tercentenary celebrations and will also announce the Cathedral’s tercentenary arts events. Astronomers from the University of

  • ‘within the light’ – Southwark Cathedral’s Lent Installation 18th February 2015

    Since 2012, Lent in Southwark Cathedral has been accompanied by art installations which aim to make visitors to the Cathedral think and reflect during this important time of the Church’s year.

  • Manchester Cathedral Choristers celebrate Shrove Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Manchester Cathedral Choristers took time out of rehearsals to engage in some pancake fun! To mark Shrove Tuesday, choristers, aged 8 to 13 years old, robed up in their cassocks to flip pancakes

  • Help look after cold soles at Manchester Cathedral this January 14th January 2015

    Canon Wray’s Sock Day, Wednesday 21 January 2015 At this time of year, as the night time temperatures are plummeting, Manchester Cathedral is looking to the legacy of one of their great historic

  • The Minimal Nativity at Southwark Cathedral 15th December 2014

    This minimal approach to the Nativity was created by French artist Emilie Voirin who works in London. She created a minimal nativity set in response to her interest in different representations

  • Canterbury Cathedral on BBC2 10th December 2014

    Canterbury Cathedral has, in the past year, had its every move filmed for a new BBC Documentary series. The three part documentary entitled ‘Canterbury Cathedral’ offers an exclusive look

  • Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir in first concert 03rd December 2014

    The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir are currently in rehearsal for their first Christmas concert. The choir’s debut concert ‘Dancing Day’ will be performed in the Nave on Friday 5 December 2014

  • ‘Remembrance’: recital at Bradford Cathedral 29th October 2014

    Friday 7 November at 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral Consort will be singing an eclectic programme of music from across the centuries inspired by themes of war, conflict, peace and resolution,

  • Cathedral_Portsmouth2 New round of grants awarded to Cathedrals nationwide 28th October 2014

    The Association of English Cathedrals welcomes the announcement by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid of £8.3 million in grants for 31 English cathedrals, of which £6.8 million has been awarded to

  • ‘Modern’ version of King’s Book of York Heroes to go on display at York Minster 27th October 2014

    With the names and photographs of York soldiers who died during the First World War featuring in York Minster’s spectacular King’s Book of York Heroes as inspiration, a group of young artists

  • Hereford Cathedral celebrates Lottery award 24th October 2014

    Hereford Cathedral is celebrating the award of a confirmed Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £241,000 towards the reroofing and lighting of its historic St John’s Walk. The Tudor covered

  • Collections Unlocked – York Minster’s treasures revealed 23rd October 2014

    More than 300,000 historic objects and treasures will be revealed to the public through Collections Unlocked – interactive sessions running from September 2014 until April 2015 as part of York

  • Children invited to ‘Be a chorister for a day’ at Salisbury Cathedral 22nd October 2014

    Salisbury Cathedral Choir’s annual open day ‘Be a chorister for a day’ for boys and girls in school years 2, 3 and 4 will be held on Saturday 15 November. The day includes rehearsing and singing

  • Live ‘street-art’ returns to York Minster for October half term 21st October 2014

    29 October to 1 November 2014 Following the success of last October’s giant live spray painting displays in York Minster, street artists Inkie and CBloxx are set to return to the gothic cathedral

  • Durham Cathedral artist sees the light 20th October 2014

    An artist who once vowed he would never paint Durham Cathedral is set to stage his biggest-ever exhibition in the famous building’s Galilee Chapel. Stuart Fisher, a Times Watercolour

  • ‘Beef, Beer and Bubbles’ – Spectacular event for York Minster Fund 17th October 2014

    A fundraising event at York Minster has raised more than £65,000 for the repair and restoration of the 800 year-old building. The Minster’s North Transept was transformed for the ‘Beef, Beer and

  • Birmingham Cathedral and Saddlers Company singing partnership 15th October 2014

    On Friday evening, 2 October, Birmingham Cathedral’s Music Department put on a fabulous concert showcasing their choral capabilities. Guest of Honour at the concert was Mark Maffey, representing

  • Icons appearing at Bradford Cathedral 11th September 2014

    Bradford Cathedral is currently hosting fifteen icons in an exhibition by Chris Czainski. Based in Sowerby Bridge and Staithes, Chris has had lifelong passion for beachcombing and uses in her

  • Ely Cathedral’s restoration work supported by The Prince of Wales’ Foundation 09th September 2014

    A grant from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation has enabled vital restoration work at Ely Cathedral to begin. Following over two years of fundraising and planning, essential work to

  • Joshua Brookes and the Missing Grooms at Manchester Cathedral 03rd September 2014

    Review: Joshua Brookes and the Missing Grooms at Manchester Cathedral, Saturday 30 August 2014 If you had wandered into Manchester Cathedral last Saturday and suddenly found yourself ‘married’ to

  • Meet York Minster’s Masons, Carvers and Carpenters at the Stoneyard Open Day 03rd September 2014

    York Minster’s famous Stoneyard is getting ready to welcome visitors to its annual Open Day on Friday 12 September 2014. The Stoneyard is part of the Minster’s Works Department – the dedicated

  • York Minster’s Organ Scholar wins coveted national prize 03rd September 2014

    York Minster’s Organ Scholar, Nicolas Haigh, has received a top award in the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) Summer 2014 examinations. Nick, who is leaving York Minster after two years as Organ

  • Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening on Tuesday 7 October 2014. 19th August 2014

    The popular annual event is an opportunity for visitors from the local community and beyond to sample life behind the scenes at the Cathedral. The event starts with Evensong sung by the Cathedral

  • Stone and wood auction at York Minster 18th August 2014

    An auction of stones and timbers from York Minster held on Friday 15 August has raised over £44,000 towards ongoing works to conserve and repair the Gothic cathedral. The auction, which took

  • New girls’ choir at Truro Cathedral 06th August 2014

    The Chapter of Truro Cathedral is pleased to announce a new partnership with Truro School which will see the introduction of girl choristers, aged 13 to 18, to sing in the cathedral choir from

  • WW1 commemoration services on 4 August 2014 04th August 2014

    Services will be held in many cathedrals today to commemorate the start of the First World War. At Durham Cathedral, there will be an evening for quiet contemplation.  A prayer, poem or short

  • New glazing at York Minster 30th July 2014

    UK first for York Minster as state of the art protective glazing is fitted into the Great East Window A significant milestone in the restoration of York Minster’s Great East Window will be

  • Norwich Cathedral Herb Garden ‘one of the best in Britain’ 30th July 2014

    Norwich Cathedral’s Herb Garden is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The medieval garden is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a

  • Digging Deep into Durham Cathedral’s past 11th June 2014

    Archaeologists working at Durham Cathedral say discoveries made during a dig suggest there could have been a Roman site on the Cathedral peninsula. A team of six specialists from Archaeological

  • WW1 Commemoration Events at Salisbury Cathedral 09th June 2014

    Salisbury Cathedral, in common with many other cathedrals in the UK, is running a thoughtful programme of World War One commemoration events for the local community, diocese and the Cathedral’s

  • Cathedral_Norwich2 Norwich Cathedral awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 09th June 2014

    Norwich Cathedral’s outstanding hospitality has been recognised with the award of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Based on reviews by travellers on the World’s largest travel site, the

  • Rescue hedgehogs at Ely Cathedral 06th June 2014

    Rescue hedgehogs have been released in the grounds of Ely Cathedral. This joint project, spearheaded by Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity, began last year and was covered by BBC’s Country

  • Cathedral_Birmingham4 Birmingham Cathedral secures HLF grant for 300th celebrations 03rd June 2014

    Birmingham Cathedral has been successful in securing a grant of £98,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support the programme of activities planned for the Cathedral’s 300th Anniversary

  • St Albans Cathedral’s new project goes ahead with HLF support 30th May 2014

    St Albans Cathedral is proceeding with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project called, ‘Alban, Britain’s First Saint: Telling the Whole Story’, which will reveal the unique

  • The Book of Forgiving, with Mpho Tutu 29th May 2014

    On Friday 30 May 2014, Southwark Cathedral hosts a unique evening with Rev’d Mpho Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as she discusses ‘The Book of Forgiving’, written

  • Unique First World War memorial on display at York Minster 21st May 2014

    A unique memorial to citizens of York killed in the First World War is now on display in York Minster’s Treasury. The Kings Book of York Heroes will form the centrepiece to ‘They died that we

  • Cathedral_Guildford1 AEC welcomes £20m in Budget for urgent cathedral repairs 19th March 2014

    The AEC is delighted by the announcement of a new two-year £20 million fund for repairs to cathedrals, announced in the Chancellor’s Budget today. Cathedrals are a key part of forming the

  • Norwich choristers enjoy pancake flipping fun 05th March 2014

    Choristers put their pancake flipping skills to the test as they took part in the annual Norwich Cathedral pancake races on yesterday (4 March).   Taking place on the Lower Green in the Cathedral

  • New sculpture exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral 04th March 2014

    Salisbury Cathedral is the iconic location for an amazing sculpture exhibition by John Maine RA which can be seen from 8 March until 23 July.  Sanctuary comprises a number of stone installations

  • Search for the next generation of choristers at Hereford Cathedral 03rd March 2014

    Hereford Cathedral Choir is holding an open morning for prospective choristers at the cathedral on Saturday 8 March 2014.  The open day is an opportunity for boys aged 6 to 8 who might be

  • Ken Follett starts tour at Salisbury Cathedral 27th February 2014

    Salisbury Cathedral is delighted to announce that Ken Follett is visiting on Sunday 2 March at 6.00pm at the start of a tour of five Cathedrals to mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of

  • The Church of England and The First World War 19th February 2014

    This year sees the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. To commemorate this, on Thursday 27 February 2014, Southwark Cathedral will host the launch of the reprint of ‘The Church

  • Ground-breaking new material used in York Minster conservation 23rd January 2014

    York Minster will be the first building in the UK to use a revolutionary new glass to protect one of its medieval masterpieces – the Great East Window. The groundbreaking UV resistant glass

  • Chocolate heaven at Southwark Cathedral Refectory 22nd January 2014

    Situated on the banks of the River Thames by London Bridge and the Borough Market, the Southwark Cathedral Refectory is a great place to have lunch and afternoon tea but now it’s also a

  • A Musical Feast at Ripon for the King of Instruments 20th January 2014

    To celebrate the refurbishment of their Harrison & Harrison organ, Ripon Cathedral is hosting a weekend of music and worship featuring local and international musicians. Friday 7 February

  • Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support 16th January 2014

    Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest of the four surviving original Magna Carta 1215, is delighted to have been awarded initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help it prepare

  • Cathedral_Manchester5 Manchester launches ‘Capture the Cathedral’ photography competition 15th January 2014

    Following the success of the 2012 competition, Manchester Cathedral is pleased to announce that the 2014 Capture the Cathedral competition is now open! Photographers of all ages are invited to

  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Hereford Cathedral by candlelight 14th January 2014

    On Saturday 1 February 2014 at 7 pm in Hereford Cathedral there is a rare opportunity to hear a complete performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. This great work consists of six parts,

  • 2013 a record breaking year for Norwich Cathedral 09th January 2014

    2013 was a year of celebration at Norwich Cathedral as the iconic landmark welcomed its greatest number of visitors since the opening of the Hostry in 2009. Following year-on-year declines, the

  • St William’s College at York Minster to hit TV screens over Christmas 20th December 2013

    An iconic building within the precincts of York Minster will be seen by an audience of millions over the Christmas period when the BBC screens ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’, a costume drama penned

  • Choir boy Raphael from Southwark Cathedral promotes London 19th December 2013

    The latest consumer campaign story for VisitLondon comes from angelic choir boy Raphael from Southwark Cathedral Choir. What could be more heart-warming than seeing Christmas through a child’s

  • Quentin Letts and Hereford Cathedral on Celebrity Mastermind 18th December 2013

    Journalist and broadcaster Quentin Letts will be taking Hereford Cathedral as his specialist subject when he appears on the Christmas edition of BBC Celebrity Mastermind. The Christmas special

  • First new build at Salisbury Cathedral for 650 years! 17th December 2013

    The first permanent new build at Salisbury Cathedral since the fifteenth century has opened. A purpose-designed building providing new toilet facilities and storage space, it marks a significant

  • Sankta Lucia Festival of Light comes to York Minster 16th December 2013

    A stunning Swedish tradition comes to York Minster for the first time on the evening of 19 December, with a service to mark the feast of Saint Lucy – Sankta Lucia – forming part of the

  • ‘Greenest’ Cathedral in country warms soles of worshippers 13th December 2013

    Manchester Cathedral has reopened following an innovative renovation project which has radically adjusted its heating system.  The new system will make Manchester Cathedral the most

  • Hereford Cathedral Choir sings in London 12th December 2013

    The choir of Hereford Cathedral returned to the Royal Military Chapel, better known as the Guards’ Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London, last Tuesday (3 December) when it repeated its Advent

  • English cathedrals and monasteries: new interactive resource 10th December 2013

    English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries is major new digital resource that combines easily accessible introductions to the latest academic research on cathedrals and religious

  • Salisbury Cathedral and pipe up! Open Day for young organists 03rd December 2013

    Salisbury Cathedral and pipe up! are running a free open day on Saturday 8 February 2014 for young organists and keyboard players aged between 11 and 20 years. This will be is a great opportunity

  • York Minster ‘recycles’ to bring light to winter services 28th November 2013

    The congregation at York Minster’s two candle-lit services during Advent will be among the first to benefit from an up-cycling project which has seen disused altar railings from the 19th century

  • Hereford Cathedral names Boy Bishop 26th November 2013

    Sunday 8 December 2013 will see former Hereford Cathedral chorister Orlando Timmerman enthroned as Boy Bishop in the historic Ceremony of the Boy Bishop at the cathedral. The ceremony, mediaeval

  • Cathedrals on television 11th November 2013

    In a new series of three films being shown on Tuesday evenings on BBC4, documentary film maker, Richard Alwyn, goes behind the scenes in three of England’s Church of England Cathedrals –

  • Minister for Civil Society visits Manchester Cathedral Volunteer Programme 03rd October 2013

    The Minister for Civil Society, the Hon Nick Hurd MP, visited the unique back to work volunteer programme run by Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday 1 October. Launched in April 2012 in partnership

  • Cloister project at Salisbury Cathedral nearly complete 16th September 2013

    The single largest re-plastering works of any cathedral cloisters in the country is currently being carried out at Salisbury Cathedral. Its entire north cloister is the current primary focus of

  • Treasures of Norwich Cathedral 29th August 2013

    An exhibition will be held throughout September and October in Norwich Cathedral to highlight 25 treasures which are significant not only to the heritage of the cathedral church but also in its

  • ‘Moment to Moment’at Chichester Cathedral 29th August 2013

    ‘My work is about not overlooking the Divine – finding the transcendent in the everyday. Simplifying your life and finding the grace in it.’ Randy Klein From Friday 6 September to Wednesday 30

  • Southwark Cathedral’s evening with Sir John Eliot Gardiner 20th August 2013

    Internationally renowned conductor, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, will be presenting a one-off evening of music and readings from his new book ‘Music in the Castle of Heaven’ which offers a unique

  • Salisbury Cathedral – singing opportunities 20th August 2013

    Salisbury Cathedral is promoting two opportunities for children to sing – as members of its Junior Choir and as choristers. Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir is looking for new members who would

  • Norwich Cathedral holds festival in celebration of tea 08th August 2013

    For centuries tea has been a beverage at the very heart of life in Britain and during August Norwich Cathedral is holding a ‘real tea’ festival to celebrate this popular drink. With tea the

  • Bradford Cathedral hosts glass exhibition 08th August 2013

    Bradford Cathedral will host an exhibition of work produced by Peter Layton, one of the world’s most respected glass artists, in partnership with the London Glassblowing Studio and Gallery,

  • Sand Mandala in Salisbury Cathedral’s Chapter House 08th August 2013

    Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will be in Salisbury Cathedral Chapter House from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October creating a Sand Mandala. The process begins on Monday

  • Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 08th August 2013

    Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta, will be taking a leading role in the 2015 celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the historic and

  • Cathedral volunteer programme wins national award 20th May 2013

    Manchester Cathedral’s Volunteer Programme Manager, Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, pictured with at the award ceremony with the Cathedral’s Director of Fundraising and Development, won the Adviser

  • Southwell Minster celebrates Coronation Jubilee with embroidery exhibition 16th May 2013

    Labour of Love: Embroidery’s Tribute is an exhibition to celebrate The Queen’s 60 years of service since her coronation on 2 June 1953 by displaying a variety of colourful and precious

  • Cathedral_Manchester2 ERSA Employability Awards – 13 May, London 08th May 2013

    Manchester Cathedral’s Volunteer Programme Manager, Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, has been shortlisted for Advisor of the Year in the inaugural ERSA Employability Awards. The awards, sponsored by

  • New exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral 12th April 2013

    Salisbury Cathedral is the iconic location for the first major retrospective exhibition by Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, one of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors working in marble and bronze.

  • ‘Revealing York Minster’ opens May 2013 11th March 2013

    A brand new visitor experience, Revealing York Minster, opens to the public on Saturday 25 May 2013. Revealing York Minster is a network of new interactive galleries, housed in the Undercroft and

  • Temporary cathedral in Manchester during installation of ‘green’ underfloor heating 11th March 2013

    Manchester Cathedral will be the first cathedral in England to be heated by ground source heat pumps.  Contractors will move in just after Easter to install a new green heating scheme under the

  • Cathedral choirs from the north west sing together 11th March 2013

    On Saturday 9 March, Choral Evensong at Manchester Cathedral was sung by not just one cathedral choir, but three!  Manchester Cathedral Choir hosted its counterparts from Liverpool Anglican and

  • Cathedral_Southwark_ChristRestsinPeace Christ Rests in Peace: Lent installation at Southwark Cathedral 21st February 2013

    A new sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green will be in place in front of the High Altar at Southwark Cathedral until 30 March 2013. It will be the focus for contemplation for those who visit the

  • Cathedral_Salisbury_EasterFire Holy Week and Easter at Salisbury Cathedral 18th February 2013

    Over thirty services and events focused on Holy Week and its climax of Easter Day on 31 March take place in Salisbury Cathedral this year. Tom Clammer, Canon Precentor, said “We are pleased to be

  • Cathedral_Manchester2 Manchester Cathedral takes volunteer programme to US 18th February 2013

    The Dean of Manchester, The Very Reverend Rogers Govender, led a delegation of 12 people from across Greater Manchester to Washington DC on a five day visit. The visit in early February was at

  • New Canon Chancellor for Lichfield Cathedral 30th January 2013

    During Evensong on 19 January, the Revd Dr Anthony Moore was instituted and licensed by the Bishop as Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral and later installed by the Dean. Anthony, who

  • News_130121_Sheffield Sheffield Cathedral’s Gateway Project launched 21st January 2013

    On Friday 18 January 2013, Sheffield Cathedral began its Gateway Project with a short service concluding with the breaking of the ground on its forecourt. The Gateway Project is an ambitious

  • Cathedral_Salisbury1 Take a virtual tour of Salisbury Cathedral wherever you are! 11th January 2013

    Everyone who has access to the internet can now take an amazing virtual tour of Salisbury Cathedral and even find themselves at the base of England’s tallest spire seeing the medieval scaffolding

  • Bradford Cathedral photo exhibition celebrates 50 years 07th January 2013

    A new photographic exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Bradford Cathedral’s new East End is opening shortly. Bradford Cathedral is one of the most unusual but least

  • Cathedral_Guildford2 Grants for cathedral repairs announced 18th December 2012

    This week will be one of the busiest of the year for Church of England cathedrals as they prepare to welcome more than 100,000 people to their Christmas services. And this week 17 Church of

  • Former Dean of Liverpool to be Archbishop 21st November 2012

    Announcement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Justin Welby for election as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. He will succeed Dr