Cathedral

Micrographia Day

Event Date: 
24/10/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 24th October 2015, 10.00-16.00 in the Chapter House

In 1665 Robert Hooke published ‘MICROGRAPHIA’ – the first fully illustrated book on microscopy. Suddenly Hooke’s readers could see a whole new world of tiny things, and answer questions like ‘how does a nettle sting?’ and ‘why can a flea jump so far?’.

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of Micrographia and its beautiful illustrations, Exeter Cathedral is hosting a fun day of microscopy and drawing for all ages.

Come along and . . .

· Look at specimens through modern microscopes, helped by staff and...

Lunchtime Bite: Cathedral and Castle

Event Date: 
18/11/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 18th November 2015, 13.00-14.00

"Church and State in Exeter at the Norman Conquest" with Professor Robert Higham, University of Exeter

The Norman Conquest has recently been much in our thoughts in Exeter. In July 2014 we celebrated the foundation of the new Norman Cathedral.

A few years ago, excavations in the Norman castle produced new evidence, raising important questions about the city and late Saxon kings.

This talk examines ecclesiastical and secular authority in Exeter on either side of the Conquest, exploring the impact of the new...

The Hooker Lecture 2015

Event Date: 
12/11/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 12th November 2015 at 19.30 in the Nave

‘I believe in the resurrection of the body’

Dr Paula Gooder is theologian in residence for the Bible Society and internationally renowned New Testament Theologian.

This lecture is aimed at those with a more academic interest in Theology or who have been on the journey for a little while.

Booking information

This event is FREE to attend. Please register your interest online or telephone 01392 285983

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/the-hooker-lecture-2...

Handlebards: Hamlet & A Midsummer Night's Dream

Event Date: 
11/11/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th November 2015 in the Chapter House

Monday 9th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday 10th November at 19.30: Hamlet

Wednesday 11th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

After hugely successful tours in the summers of 2013 and 2014, described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', the HandleBards are back on their bikes for their most diverse season to date. Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are touring the country as we speak - and they think they may just be...

Handlebards: Hamlet & A Midsummer Night's Dream

Event Date: 
10/11/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th November 2015 in the Chapter House

Monday 9th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday 10th November at 19.30: Hamlet

Wednesday 11th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

After hugely successful tours in the summers of 2013 and 2014, described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', the HandleBards are back on their bikes for their most diverse season to date. Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are touring the country as we speak - and they think they may just be...

Handlebards: Hamlet & A Midsummer Night's Dream

Event Date: 
09/11/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th November 2015 in the Chapter House

Monday 9th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday 10th November at 19.30: Hamlet

Wednesday 11th November at 19.30: A Midsummer Night's Dream

After hugely successful tours in the summers of 2013 and 2014, described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', the HandleBards are back on their bikes for their most diverse season to date. Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are touring the country as we speak - and they think they may just be...

Bishop Sarah ordains four new priests

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2015 - 10:54am

Bishop Sarah has ordained four new priests, and in doing so became the first woman bishop in the Church of England to lead an ordination service.

Bishop Sarah ordained Leisa McGovern and Sheila Walker, in Ottery St Mary, and Glyn Lewry and Jill Purser in Sampford Peverell.

The four clergy have spent a year in the parishes as deacons but now they are ordained priests by Bishop Sarah, they will be able to take weddings and lead Communion services.

Dame Sarah Mullally was consecrated as the new Bishop of Crediton by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral...

Armistice Concert: They shall grow not old

Event Date: 
11/11/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 11th November at 19.30

"They shall grow not old"

Choral music for Armistice Day, sung by the Choir of Exeter Cathedral.

Programme to include movements from the Fauré Requiem and beautiful music by composers including Vaughan Williams, Harris and Bainton.

Ticket information

Tickets £5-£14 available online (no booking fee) or from 01392 285983.

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/armistice-concert-th...

Cathedral honour for visiting Tongans

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:15am

The Dean of Exeter has honoured the Tongan national rugby team during their stay in Exeter as part of this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Players from the squad, who were visiting the Cathedral on Tuesday with their families, accepted honorary membership of the Friends of the Cathedral of behalf of the entire national team. They were met at the west door by the Dean of the Cathedral, a keen rugby fan, who welcome the Tongans to Exeter and its Cathedral and presented them with their certificate.

The players and their families enjoyed a short tour of the Cathedral, saw the carving...

Silent Movie Improvisation: David Briggs

Event Date: 
16/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 19.30

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach. Fascinated by the art of Improvisation since a child, David also frequently performs improvisations to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera,...

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