New Bishop of Crediton announced

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:07am

THE next Bishop of Crediton is to be the Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral.

Dame Sarah, a former nurse, had a distinguished service in the NHS before ordination, culminating in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, when she was the youngest person to be appointed to the post.

She was ordained in 2001 and served her curacy in St Saviour’s Battersea Fields, initially as a self-supporting minister. She left her post as Chief Nursing Officer in 2004 to take up full time ministry becoming a Team Rector in...

Sidaways celebrates 25 years in business

An Exeter-based firm of chartered accountants is celebrating 25 years in business by saying thank you to its clients.

Sidaways Chartered Accountants was founded by Jeremy and Sarah Sidaway in 1990 and has grown to become a team of nine employees, with more than 650 clients across the country.

Now the firm is saying thank you to its many clients, holding a celebration event at Exeter Cathedral this Thursday (June 11).

Director Jeremy Sidaway said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th year in business and as part of our celebrations many of our clients are...

Half term fun at Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is organising three family craft sessions during the May half term holidays, together with the chance for children to borrow one of our free Explorer Backpacks and discover the Cathedral for themselves.

The activities, which are being organised by the Cathedral’s specialist education team, include brass rubbing, badge making, and a whole morning discovering the world of knights and dragons! There’s also a special opportunity to make your own ink and paint to use to create your own medieval manuscript!

Exeter residents can apply for a free admission pass (...

Lunchtime Bite: Tales from the Organ Loft

Event Date: 
03/06/2015 - 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 3rd June 2015, 13.00-14.00

Andrew Millington reflects on a lifetime's work in Cathedral music.

By popular demand, this lecture is a repeat of the February event.

Ticket information

Tickets £3 (£2 for Friends of the Cathedral, Residents' Cardholders, Cathedral Volunteers) from 01392 285983 and online from

Concert: Exeter University Chapel Choir

Event Date: 
30/05/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 30th May 2015 at 19.30

Exeter University's Chapel Choir give an evening concert to include works from their varied repertoire. Major works include Stanford "For lo, I raise up" and Parry "I was glad"

The choir's Organist and Director of Music is Michael Graham. Michael also directs Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir and Exeter College Choral Society and is the founder and Artistic Director of Exodus. He is a full time member of Exeter Cathedral Choir.

Ticket Information

£8 Adults, £5 Students. Tickets from 01392 285983...

Half Term at the Cathedral: Manuscripts

Event Date: 
27/05/2015 - 10:30am
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 27th May, 10:30 - 12:30 (Pearson Education Centre)

How did they make ink and paint in medieval times? Come along and find out! Make your own ink and paint, then have a go at creating an illuminated medieval manuscript to take home. £5 for the workshop. Booking Essential

Booking Information: £5 per place. Please book by calling 01392 285983 / 01392 413174. Book online:

Choral Music Through the Ages (Exeter Cathedral Choir)

Event Date: 
13/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 13th June 2015 at 19.30 (doors open 18.45)

A programme of music from medieval to modern showcasing Exeter Cathedral choir’s wide liturgical repertoire, including works from (or inspired by) our own 965 year-old Library and Archive.

The concert will include a performance of 'Flyht' by Nicholas O'Neill. This piece was composed for the 700th anniversary of Exeter College (Oxford) and sets to music selections from our own Exeter Book and other words by Samuel Wesley.

Exeter Cathedral's professional choir is made up of 36 Choristers who...

Exeter celebrates Magna Carta 800

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:34pm

The Devon & Somerset Law Society (DASLS) has announced a programme of events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.

DASLS is acknowledged in the legal profession as one of the most active and innovative UK law societies and, in association with Exeter University and Exeter City Council, it is amongst the first to arrange events to commemorate a pivotal moment in British history.

The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was signed on June 15 1215 at Runnymede in Surrey acknowledging certain fundamental rights and freedoms.

The former Attorney...

Exeter School gives thanks to Founders

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:18pm

Exeter School’s annual Founders’ Day Service was held at Exeter Cathedral on Wednesday 22 April.

The whole school, comprising boys and girls aged 7-18, staff and governors, gathered to give thanks to its founders in a beautiful service.

The Reverend Hilary Dawson, Rector of Colyton, gave an address at the school’s service encouraging the congregation to live life to the full and do all the good you can in the words of John Lesley, the English preacher, and founder of the Methodist movement.

The service was conducted by the School Chaplain, Mr John Allan.


The Shakespeare Authorship Question (Dr Ian Mortimer)

Event Date: 
23/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 19.30

Dr Ian Mortimer (author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England') gives the first presentation of his new paper The Shakespeare Authorship Debate and Historical Responsibility, on the anniversary of the Bard's death (and accepted birth)

The endlessly inventive Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time. - Christina Hardyment, The Times

About the event

There is much rhetoric flung about these days by supporters and denigrators of William Shakespeare. Did he write...