Christmas Activities for Children

Event Date: 
19/12/2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)

Saturday 19th December, 11.00-13.00 Nativity Crafts in the Chapter House

Drop in to the Cathedral to make a range Nativity themed crafts. Create an angel or a hanging nativity scene to go on your Christmas tree, or have a go at making your own Nativity set! Make a manger for baby Jesus to sleep in, or design a wreath to remember the Christmas story. Suitable for children of all ages. £1-£1.50 per craft.

Christmas Flower Workshop

Event Date: 
17/12/2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Christmas Flower Workshop Thursday 17th December, 11.00-15.00 (Chapter House)

Please join the Cathedral Flower Arrangers for a workshop entitled "Decorate for Christmas"

Cost £25 to include all materials, tea, coffee and home-made mince pies.

You will be able to make your own door wreaths or table decorations in a variety of styles to take home.

All materials included, but if you have secateurs and scissors, do bring them with you.

Please contact the Visitors' Office on 01392 285983 to book your place.


CLIC for Christmas concert

On Saturday 5th December this year, La La Choirs will perform ‘CLIC for Christmas’ at Exeter Cathedral in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

As well as performances by La La Choirs, we are thrilled to have Rebecca Newman joining us ( ) - Rebecca's album 'Dare To Dream' shot straight to number 1 in the classical charts and she has performed with the likes of Russell Watson and Alfie Boe. We also have two acts who have themselves been supported by CLIC Sargent and The Park Community school choir...

Christmas with the Cathedral Choir

Event Date: 
12/12/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 12th December 2015 at 19.30

Allow the choristers and adults of the Cathedral Choir to start your Christmas in spectacular style, with a mixture of favourites old and new, audience carols to raise the roof and a few surprises!

Early booking is strongly advised as this event has sold out in recent years.

Customers requiring wheelchair spaces should contact 01392 285983 and speak to a member of the Cathedral staff who will allocate the most appropriate seat.

This event is repeated on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 19.30

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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.

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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...