New e-Book about Exeter now available on iTunes

The first e-Book written specifically about Exeter for Apple's popular iPad tablet computer has been released in the iTunes Store. Entitled Historic Buildings of Exeter, it has been written by David Cornforth, who is behind the popular Exeter Memories website.

The digital book uses many features available in the iBook format, allowing the reader to swish back and forth between pages, make notes and access a glossary of specific highlighted words in the text. It has dozens of full colour photographs, that take advantage of the iPad's display. Many use the whole screen,...

Exeter remembers our lost service men and women

Remembrance Day is a time to pause, to reflect on the conflicts that have led to so many fine young men and women losing their lives, and to those still fighting to maintain a world order for the good of others.

But it is also to highlight to those who did not live throught the First and Second World Wars the sacrifices that were made to ensure we live in the free society that we enjoy today. Yesterday the great and the good of Exeter gathered around Cathedral Green and process through the city to pay their respects to lost and service men and women of the armed forces.

College graduates celebrate at Exeter Cathedral today

Around 160 Exeter College higher education students took to the streets today (26th October) as they donned their caps and gowns to process through the city for their Graduation Ceremony, held at Exeter Cathedral at 2.30pm.

With the Cathedral providing the spectacular backdrop to the formal ceremony, over 850 guests joined the students of all ages to celebrate their achievements at the spectacular event, including the Lord Mayor, representatives of Exeter College and its Board of Governors, VIPs from Devon schools, colleges, business and community partners and the...

CLIC for Christmas 2016

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 2:15pm

Following the phenomenal success of the concert last Christmas which raised nearly £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, on Friday 9th December, La La Choirs will again perform ‘CLIC for Christmas’ at Exeter Cathedral.

For the second year, the event includes running a Devon-wide secondary school choir competition with the winning school choir claiming a featured spot in the concert on the night. Entries were invited from secondary schools all over Devon. The standard of entries was excellent and the panel had a tough job whittling them down to the three finalists.

La La Choirs are now...

RICHARDS Barbara (Babs)

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:19am

Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep on 25th December 2014 at the age of 90.

Much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service on Friday16 January in the Lady Chapel at Exeter Cathedral, at noon.

Family flowers only, donations to Cancer Research UK by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, Family Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD or online at

Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra Spring Classical Concert

Event Date: 
25/04/2013 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

The Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra is the largest of its type in the South West of England, drawing support and audiences from a wide area.

On 25 April at Exeter Cathedral EMGSO will be presenting their spring concert.

The orchestral programme with feature:

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture Rachmaninov: Die Toteninsel (Isle of the Dead) Tchaikovsky: 5th Symphony - 1812 Overture

Marion Wood: conductor Clare Smith: leader

Tickets available are in four price bands from Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix's Field, (01392 665712) (9.30am - 4.30pm...

Exeter Festival Chorus: Christmas Jazz at the Cathedral

Event Date: 
08/12/2012 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Festival Chorus are branching out into the world of jazz for their Christmas concert this year. The programme will feature the legendary Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert, one of the three concerts of sacred music he created between 1965 and 1973.

Besides this work, there'll be music with an international Christmas feel, and spots for the band, the choir and the audience.

Conductor: Nigel Perrin Soloist: Jacqui Dankworth Andy Williamson and the Big Buzzard Boogie Band

Ticket Prices: Front Nave £22 (£20); Mid/Rear Nave £17 (£15); Side Aisles (unreserved) £12 (£10)....

Eliazbeth Hornby: free lunchtime piano recital

Event Date: 
27/10/2012 - 1:15pm
Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral

Elizabeth Hornby will be playing pieces from her album Lady of Lewesdon Hill as well as some new pieces.

Manuscript Exhibition: Discovering Exeter's Written Heritage

Event Date: 
23/10/2012 - 11:45am to 04/11/2012 - 11:45am
Exeter Cathedral
From Medieval Manuscripts to 'Calligraffiti': Discovering Exeter's Written Heritage.

An exhibition of medieval and modern books and book-making running from Tuesday 23rd October until Sunday 4th November in the Chapel of St James.

This exhibition explores Devon's written heritage from the earliest medieval manuscripts kept in the Cathedral Library and Special Collections at the University of Exeter, through the dawn of printing and early printed books, to modern calligraphy and the arrival of the e-book and Kindle.

In addition, the exhibition features artwork created by...

The Exeter Book: A free lecture at the Chapter House

Event Date: 
24/10/2012 - 2:15pm
Chapter House, Exeter

Join Peter Thomas, Cathedral librarian, as he explores and explains the importance of this unique treasure held by the Cathedral Library.

Originally owned by Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, The Exeter Book is a rare literary survivor from the 10th @century. It consists of beautiful Anglo-Saxon poetry and riddles and provides a unique insight into our national past.