Cathedral

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
Venue: 
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...

Royal recognition for Cathedral stonemasons

Three of Exeter Cathedral’s stonemasons have been singled out for praise, with special commendations from the Worshipful Company of Masons as part of the Duke of Gloucester’s Award scheme.

Anna Steinmetzer, Matthew Hoskins and Owen Whitfield were given the honour for their work on the exterior of the chapel of St Edmund to the west of the Cathedral, which was completed last autumn. The trio were praised both for their teamwork and for the breadth and quality of their individual work.

The awards were introduced in 2007 in honour of HRH The Duke of Gloucester who, through his...

Exeter School Choral Society Concert 2016

Exeter School is looking forward to performing three contrasting pieces for the annual Choral Society concert held at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 17 March. Made up of current and past pupils, parents and staff, Choral Society will perform Fauré’s Requiem, a favourite within the choral repertoire, featuring a solo from music scholar Rebecca German who will sing the famous In Paradisum. New to many performers and audiences will be contemporary composer Paul Patterson’s Magnificat. The piece is a real showcase for the glorious combination of choir and brass, and will provide a stunning...

Rise in numbers attending Cathedral services

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:04pm

THE number of people joining Christmas services and concerts at Exeter Cathedral increased last month, to 24,500.

There were more people at every service throughout the month, contributing to a ten per cent rise on the numbers attending since last year.

A new service of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve attracted 500 people and the Cathedral was filled to capacity for the traditional Grandisson service. The figures don’t include the normal weekday or Sunday services, but only special Christmas services and concerts.

The Dean of Exeter Cathedral, the Very Revd Jonathan...

Exeter School's Choral Society Concert 2016

Event Date: 
17/03/2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter School's Choral Society Concert 2016 Exeter School is looking forward to performing three contrasting pieces for the annual Choral Society concert held at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 17 March.

Made up of current and past pupils, parents and staff, Choral Society will perform Fauré’s Requiem, a favourite within the choral repertoire, featuring a solo from music scholar Rebecca German who will sing the famous In Paradisum.

New to many performers and audiences will be contemporary composer Paul Patterson’s Magnificat. The piece is a real showcase for the glorious...

Hospiscare Christmas Fair and Exeter Cathedral with D&C Police Pipe Band

Event Date: 
28/11/2015 - 11:00am
Venue: 
The Guildhall and Exeter Cathedral.

Devon and Cornwall Police Pipes and Drums will be performing in Exeter City Centre on Saturday 28th November.

The band will be playing for Hospiscare's Christmas Fair and then doing a set outside Exeter Cathedral.

The band will be meeting in Mary Arches car park for a quick tune up and then heading up to The Guildhall where we're playing for Hospiscare first.

The Christmas Fair starts at 10.30am with our first session at 11am. We'll then be playing at various interval with our final performance for Hospiscare at 1pm.

After we've played at The Guildhall, we'...

Follow the Star

Event Date: 
21/12/2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

A big golden star has appeared in the sky and it’s going to lead us to a very special place! Join us for an exciting treasure hunt around the Cathedral, led by a shepherd who has seen a great star in the sky!

Discover the true meaning of Christmas as we journey around the Cathedral.

Follow the clues to discover the way to the stable and our life-sized Nativity.

After a Christmas story you can make a Nativity craft to take home with you.

Suitable for children of all ages.

£1. Drop in activity, no need to book.

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