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Christmas market manager praises another successful year

Exeter’s Christmas market has exceeded expectations this year according to the market manager, as the event came to an end last Sunday.

New companies which set up a stall this year will be returning to the market next Christmas with bigger stalls after this year’s success.

The market’s Facebook page was at around 8,800 likes last year, this year the page is now at around 15,600 likes.

The market manager, Nick Rhodes, said the likes have almost doubled in one year.

“The Facebook page also received 90,000 views on the post that announced the opening date of...

A carol service to remember

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/15/2016 - 3:24pm

Had you been in Exeter at 2.30pm on Saturday 10 December, you would have been witness to a congregation of over 700 Freemasons with their families in the Cathedral.

They were led by their Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury JP in a celebration of the coming of Christmas.

They sang carols in the company of 8 voices arranged by Mathew Cann, a gentleman of the Cathedral Choir, led by the superb Cathedral organ played by Tim Noon, Cathedral Director of Music. They also gave nine readings including one titled “The Christmas Cake and the Mouse” in a service led by...

Christmas with the Cathedral Choir

Event Date: 
07/12/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 7th, Saturday 10th and Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 19.30

Exeter Cathedral's renowned choir returns for the most popular Christmas carol concert of the year. Favourites old and new for choir and organ will be interspersed with audience carols.

Tickets £11, £14, £18 with concessions available for students and under 18. Telephone 01392 285983 or book online exeter-cathedral.org.uk/boxoffice

Christmas with the Cathedral Choir

Event Date: 
07/12/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 7th, Saturday 10th and Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 19.30

Exeter Cathedral's renowned choir returns for the most popular Christmas carol concert of the year. Favourites old and new for choir and organ will be interspersed with audience carols.

Tickets £11, £14, £18 with concessions available for students and under 18. Telephone 01392 285983 or book online exeter-cathedral.org.uk/boxoffice

Cathedral to hold service of thanksgiving following devastating fire

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:14pm

A special service of thanksgiving will be held this Saturday in Exeter Cathedral, two weeks on from the devastating fire which ripped through historic properties on the Cathedral green and destroyed the historic Royal Clarence hotel. Members of all emergency services have been invited to the service and will be thanked for their heroic efforts to stop the fire from spreading. The Dean, the Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper, said he hoped all those who had been affected in any way by the fire would come along to the short service. “We want to thank the emergency services for their heroic efforts...

Salvaging important historical remains from Exeter's Royal Clarence Hotel

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 11/05/2016 - 10:51am

Exeter City Council is doing everything it can to salvage as much as possible from the original structure of the fire-damaged Royal Clarence Hotel.

The City Council said yesterday (Friday 4 November) that it was working closely with the hotel’s owners, Andrew Brownsword Hotels, Historic England and other partners to salvage and record any particularly significant fabric and items from the wreckage.

Following last weekend’s fire, the site has now been handed back to the owners, Andrew Brownsword Hotels. The main priority is to make the site safe.

In a statement, the...

Exeter Christmas Market to go ahead

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/03/2016 - 7:26pm

It has been confirmed this afternoon that the 2016 Exeter Christmas Market will go ahead. Included in this year’s event will be a special chalet for the use of independent traders in the cathedral area who have been closed since the fire took place.

The Market starts on Saturday 19 November and runs until Sunday 18 December.

Exeter City Council, Exeter Cathedral and Market Place (operators of the market) have been working tirelessly with safety advisors over the past number of days to establish a safe and appropriate way forward. Given the extent of the damage caused by the...

Show must go on: Guildhall saves the day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:34pm

An opera performance threatened with cancellation because of the fire in the centre of Exeter will now go ahead thanks to staff at the Guildhall.

Staircase Opera’s performance of Menotti’s ‘The Medium’ was due to take place at the Devon and Exeter Institute tonight, Thursday and Friday. However the Institute, which is located on the Cathedral Green, is currently within the safety cordon brought about as a result of the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel at the weekend.

Staff at the City Council heard about the group’s plight and stepped in to save the day, offering up the 700...

Musical opportunity for Devon’s young singers

Youngsters who love singing are being offered a wonderful chance to spend a day with Exeter Cathedral’s Choristers at a special event next month. The day-long taster session, which takes place on Saturday 26thNovember 2016, is a free event offered by the music department at the Cathedral and gives children an opportunity to get a taste of life in the Cathedral Choir and sing with the current Choristers. Timothy Noon, the Cathedral’s Director of Music and conductor of the Cathedral Choir, will lead the singing workshops on the day. He said: “Singing in a choir is not only really enjoyable...

Cathedral drainage project announced

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:37pm

VITAL repairs to the drainage system around Exeter Cathedral begin next week as part of an ongoing project to prevent serious damage to the fabric of the building. Efficient drainage around the Cathedral is vital for taking rainwater away from the stonework and preventing damp and decay. Localised excavations between the North Tower and the West Front of the Cathedral will allow for pipes to be replaced, manholes renewed and other repairs to be carried out. The project begins on Monday 10th October, will last for 4-5 weeks and is funded by the First World War Centenary Cathedrals repair...

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