Concert: St Peter's Singers

Event Date: 
03/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 19.30 The St Peter’s Singers of Exeter Cathedral (directed by David Davies) perform an evening concert of Choral Works for the Summer for David’s last concert with the choir. Ticket information Tickets £8 and £5 for students/under 18s. Book Online or call the box office on 01392 285983 Book online The St Peter's Singers The St Peter's Singers of Exeter Cathedral is the adult cathedral chamber choir that sings on many occasions to augment the work of the cathedral choirs of girls, boys and professional Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars. Worship is offered every day at...

Amadeus Orchestra 2016

Event Date: 
22/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral Green

Back in Exeter Cathedral for their much anticipated annual concert, the Amadeus Orchestra and Raphael Wallfisch bring one of England’s finest cello concertos to Exeter; Finzi’s masterpiece from his final years. Wallfisch has long been a major proponent of his work and has made several recordings of it. Malcolm Forbes- Peckham last played a piano concerto with Amadeus back in 2014 when they performed Mozart’s double and this year he performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as the quasi- solo piano part of Stravinksy’s ballet Petrouchka. Philip Mackenzie conducts.

Tickets £18-£35...

The Big LEGO Milestone: 5,000 bricks and counting

Exeter Cathedral is celebrating today after reaching another major milestone in the Big LEGO Build.

The 5,000th brick in the project, which aims to build a scale-model of the Cathedral out of 300,000 pieces of LEGO, has now been laid – just in time for its first outing away from the city centre.

Later this week sections of the model will be on display at the Devon County Show which runs from 19th-21st May 2016.

The Cathedral’s Development Director, Paul Courtney, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing lots of people at the Show and will be bringing plenty of bricks...

EU Referendum discussion in Exeter

In advance of the EU referendum in June, Exeter Cathedral is hosting a discussion evening with former government minister Lord Newbury. The evening event aim to offer a space for in-depth discussion about issues connected with Europe, rather than a question and answer session, said Canon Anna Norman-Walker, who has organised the evening. She said: “Lord Newby will put forward his views on Europe, and discuss how his Christian faith has shaped those views. But he wants to discuss and listen to others, and the evening is intended not as a ‘question time’ but as a chance for people to voice...

BSO: Enigma

Event Date: 
07/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Kirill Karabits, conductor

Vilde Frang, violin

The BSO under Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits again finishes its season with a visit to the glorious Exeter Cathedral.

A work dazzling in its ingenuity, technical skill and range of expression Enigma Variations was an immediate popular success and transformed Elgar from a moderately successful provincial composer to a national and international figure. Musically, the original theme is remarkable in that it has the same rhythm whether it is played backwards or forwards.

Brahms’ Violin Concerto stands as one of...

Devon vicar's Cathedral marathon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:45am

A Church of England priest in Torquay will run the London Marathon this weekend in aid of Exeter Cathedral.

Mark Searle, who is leads the congregation at St Mary Magdalene Church in the centre of Torquay will attempt the London race on 24th April just one week after setting a new personal best in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 17th April.

As a teenager Mark used to sit outside Exeter Cathedral pondering faith and talking to others about it. He said:

“In those years the magnificence of the Cathedral provided a reminder of the unshakable glory of God and inspired my...

Stonemasons’ boost for LEGO Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral’s Big LEGO® Build has got off to a fantastic start, thanks to a donation from the Worshipful Company of Masons.

Cathedral stonemasons (and “Yeoman Masons” of the Worshipful Company) Anna Steinmetzer, Matthew Hoskins and Owen Whitfield have each placed 100 LEGO bricks to begin building the Chapel of St Edmund on the scale model. Their work on the real-life chapel earned them commendations from the Duke of Gloucester’s Awards (administered by the Worshipful Company of Masons) at the end of last year.

Chris Sampson, Exeter Cathedral’s Clerk of the Works and...

Time Travellers' Club

Event Date: 
05/03/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

VULGAR VICTORIANS Find out what Victorian children did for fun! Have a go at creating an optical illusion and then make your own Victorian toy to take home.

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

Each session takes place in the Pearson Education Centre between 10.00 and 12.00, and children can be dropped off and left for the entire session.

Half term family fun at Exeter Cathedral

The Education Department at Exeter Cathedral is gearing up for another busy school holiday, with plenty of half-term fun lined up for next week (Monday 15th February).

New for 2016 are special family-friendly tours of the Cathedral which will give children and adults alike an insight into howExeter’s best-loved landmark was built and some of the stories from its long history. February 2016 sees 500 years since the birthday of Mary I, so Tudor-themed crafts will also be on offer, alongside the opportunity to donate bricks to the Big LEGO® Build.

Hannah Flowerday, Education...

Success for Devon in SW Tourism Awards

Devon swept to victory, winning 30 awards in this year’s South West Tourism awards and will see ten businesses go through to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence in March. Ninety-five different awards were announced at the event, which took place in Exeter Cathedral last night (4 February).

Devon saw ‘Gold’ was awarded to Calvert Trust, Exmoor, for Access and Inclusivity; Mayflower Marina, Plymouth, for Active and Sporting Experience; River Cottage, Axminster for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience; Rydon Farm B&B, Woodbury for B&B Accommodation of the...