Pastime Players: 'Tis the season to be jolly

Event Date: 
14/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 14th December 2015, 13.00-14.00 in the Chapter House

The Pastime Players, an Exeter based amateur Reminiscence Theatre Company, is returning to the Cathedral's Chapter House.

Their latest show, Tis the season to be jolly! recalls, through verbatim memories and music, what Christmas was like in 1950's Britain. After the performance, there will be an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories of Christmas past.

Do join us for a seasonal session of nostalgia. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided. £5.

Booking information...

Exeter musicians compose new works to mark Armistice Day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:37am

New music written by Exeter based composers to mark Armistice Day will be performed by the Cathedral choir in a special concert.

Choirmaster and Acting Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral David Davies has composed a new musical setting of the famous Remembrance Day poem ‘They shall not grow old’ which will be performed for the first time on 11 November.

Mr Davies said: "Many conductor-composers have written new pieces of music for special celebrations in the life of the church or cathedral that employed them. This particular piece has a significance for me both because of...

Remembrance-tide in Exeter

The launch of the 2015 Poppy Appeal in Devon (coinciding with the arrival of the Royal British Legion’s Field of Remembrance on Cathedral Green) has marked the beginning of Exeter Cathedral's preparations for the coming season when we remember those close to us who have died.

November also includes occasions when the entire country stands still to honour the memory of lives lost in armed conflict.

There are plenty of opportunities to gather in the Cathedral for glorious music, moving worship or silent prayer, including the popular Remembrance Sunday Service (8th...

Blog: Student Life #4

One of the most brilliant things about Exeter is its openness to vegetarians and vegans. Now, I’m not saying it’s completely open and there are no harsh judgements, however in comparison to some of the other cities in the UK that I’ve visited, Exeter is far from the worst.

In fact, there’s a lovely little vegetarian and vegan café in the Cathedral yard called The Plant Café. I visited there once before for a chai latte and a slice of carrot cake but was keen to return and try the famous vegan chocolate cake. I should make this clear now, I’m a vegetarian, not vegan, yet was eager...

Talk: Life in the Cathedral Choir

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Exeter Cathedral (Pearson Room)

Saturday 14th November at 13.00 in the Pearson Education Centre

Angela Doughty (Cathedral Archivist, 1987-2011) started indexing the Dean and Chapter’s minute books over 25 years ago. To date she has extracted hundreds of entries relating to music and musicians between 1600 and 1814. Join Angela at this informal talk as she entertains and informs you with tales of musical life at Exeter Cathedral in the 18th-21st centuries.

Booking information

Adults £3. Tickets available from 01392 285983 and the online box office

Exhibition: Music, ancient and modern

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 9:30am to 22/11/2015 - 9:30am
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd November 2015

From a 13th century missal constraining chant music to a 21st century composition based n the 10th century Exeter Book, via a letter written by Henry Purcell and records of payments to members of the choir, Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives has a wealth of information about music over the centuries.

Visiting information

The exhibition is open during normal Cathedral opening hours.

Admission to this exhibition is included in the Cathedral's admission charge. Find out why we charge tourists to visit the...

Naughty Normans

Event Date: 
14/11/2015 - 11:15am
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 14th November 2015, 10.00-12.00

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!

This week our theme is NAUGHTY NORMANS. The Normans have invaded! Find out about how Britain changed when William the Conqueror became King. Do you have 'Norman Style'? Become a Norman by building castles and decorating Norman shields.

Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session). Booking...

Tarka takes Exeter by storm

Exeter Cathedral was transformed into a rural scene on Tuesday evening when HRH the Countess of Wessex attended the first night performance of Tarka the Opera, a specially commissioned work for the Two Moors Festival.

The audience were treated to a cast of professional musicians and singers alongside the Dorchester Choral Society and school children from four Exeter schools in a two hour performance of the opera. The Countess (pictured above) who is patron of the Festival, arrived at the Royal Clarence Hotel on Cathedral Green where she met Festival organisers, sponsors and patrons...

Spooks and Broomsticks Tours with Exeter Red Coat Guides

Event Date: 
29/10/2015 - 7:00pm

Hallowe'en Tour with Exeter’s Red Coat Guides

Budding ghost hunters can get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween this year by taking part in the ever popular Spooks and Broomsticks Tours.

Run by Exeter’s Red Coat Guides, these FREE guided walking tours take place on Thursday 29 October and depart from outside the Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Yard, from 6.15pm, with the last tour departing at 7pm. The tours are suitable for all ages, and no booking is required.

People need to bring along a torch or lantern and dress up in a spooky outfit if they dare! Those attending...

Remembrance Sunday Service

Event Date: 
08/11/2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 8th November 2015 at 11.30

Our annual Remembrance Sunday service will be led by the Cathedral Choir. Musical items in the service will include:

Matthew Cann Requiem aeternam* (first performance)

David Davies They shall grow not old* (first performance)

Edgar Bainton And I saw a new heaven

(*composed especially for this year's Remembrance season)

All are welcome at this act of worship.