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Events at Truro Cathedral

The Cathedral holds a wide range of both religious and secular events. We welcome all to attend. If you would like to go on our Events database to receive events information please use the Contact Us button to give us your details.

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Events at the Cathedral 2016

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2016.

These events may be subject to alteration. For up-to-date information about events please contact the Cathedral Office (01872 276782).

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APRIL

Daily Mon-Thurs 11am

Free Guided Tours of the Cathedral begin - Monday to Thursday at 11am. I you are visiting specifically for a tour please contact the Cathedral Office to check that it is running. If you would like to book a group tour for your organisation, please call 01872 245001 or email events@trurocathedral.org.uk

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Mondays

12.10pm

Monday Prayer - in St Mary’s Aisle

Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

1st -11th April

10-5pm Mon - Sat, 12-4pm Sun

Seeing Through Drawing - An exhibition of drawings based on an experience of looking at Truro Cathedral click here for poster

 

Friday 1

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Michael Hoeg (Falmouth). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 2 1pm

Reflections Choir Informal Concert - click here for leaflet

 

Saturday 2

11am-2pm

Children’s Messy Table - Free fun for families and children

Sunday 3

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Virgin Mary - sung by St Mary’s Singers.

Monday 4, Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6

 

10am and 1pm sessions

St Animate

Use your imagination and craft skills to bring the tales of Cornish Saints to life using motion animation. For 7-11yr olds. In Cathedral Office

£4 per session click here for poster

Monday 4

POSTPONED

POSTPONED: Windows into Christian Initiation in the Church of England

The ‘Windows into Christian Initiation Course’ due to start on the 4th April has been postponed. With Canon Dr Stephen Dawes leaving Cornwall for pastures new, it was thought prudent to pause the ‘Windows’ courses until the autumn to review where we are, develop some new ones and organise a new team to deliver them.

Keep an eye out for the next course in September.

Thursday 7 1pm

Cornwall Youth Orchestra - click here for leaflet

 

Friday 8

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Sachin Gunga (Wakefield Cathedral). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 8

7.30pm

Cornwall Youth Orchestra Concert - An evening of Song and Dance. Tickets £6 (U18s £3) from Hall for Cornwall - 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Saturday 9

11am

Mothers’ Union Lady Day Service - All welcome

Saturday 9

7.30pm

Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra - 30th Anniversary performance with music, theatrical performance and dance. Tickets available from Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466 / www.hallforcornwall.co.uk £6 per person £3 under 16’s.

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Sunday 10

10am and 4pm

Visiting Choir: services today are sung by the Choir of St Crispin’s School, Wokingham - see monthly music lists for further details

Sunday 10

From

12 noon

Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£8.95) or two course (£10.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk  

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Sunday 10

8pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Entry via blue door opposite cathedral car park entrance. Free

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Wednesday 13

From 10am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-Noon) All welcome

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Friday 15

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Justin Miller (Worcester Cathedral Cathedral). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 16

11-2pm

Children’s Messy Table - Free fun for families and children

Saturday 16

 

1pm

Saffron Jones (Opera Singer) accompanied by Paul Comeau

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Saturday 16

5pm

Full Peal attempt

Sunday 17

10am and 4pm

Visiting Choir: services today are sung by The Little Choir - see monthly music lists for further details

Sunday 17

After worship

Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy

Tuesday 19

7.30pm

2016 Benson Lecture - Religion in Modern Britain: Revisiting a Research Site. - Given by Professor Grace Davie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Exeter. In this lecture she will be exploring the changes in religious life in the UK since 1945. £5 tickets on the door

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Thursday 21 6.45pm

Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir and Cornwall Junior Choir

Thursday 21

2pm

Mothers’ Union monthly meeting - with speaker, Rev’d Jane Horton, Cathedral Curate, talking about her life and experiences. In Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office. All welcome

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Friday 22

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by our Assistant Director of Music, Luke Bond.. Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 22

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of George, Martyr, Patron of England - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Saturday 23

7.30pm

Truro Choral Society and Truro Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Mass in C & Symphony No.5 in C Minor -

Lovers of Beethoven can enjoy three of his works at this concert. Besides the Mass in C and his 5th Symphony, Martin Palmer will conduct Truro Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's "Hallelujah". Also on the programme is Schumann's song "Abendlied"

Tickets £16 (U19s free) from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 24

4pm

Evensong celebrating the music of the Wesleys - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir, featuring music written by John and Charles Wesley, with preacher the Revd Simon Clarke from the Newquay, Perranporth and St Agnes Methodist Circuit. All welcome, refreshments served afterwards. click here for poster

Sunday 24

6pm

Singing the Wesleys – Celebrating the Wesleys in music and song - a gala concert with congregational singing compered by Tony Jasper and featuring performances by Methodist Choirs, The Corineus Quartet, the Celtic Fiddlers and Keur Heb Hanow.  All welcome, free with a retiring collection. click here for poster

Monday 25

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Mark the Evangelist - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 27

5.30pm

Evensong ‘Swords into Ploughshares’ - a special Evensong for peace honouring Cornish soldier and clergyman Canon John Henry Parsons MC who had his own military sword, and that of a Turkish officer he took prisoner during the First World War, turned into a ploughshare which he used to grow wheat that was made into Communion Bread. All welcome.

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Friday 29

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Joseph O’Berry (Truro Cathedral). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 29

7.30pm

Evening Organ Concert given by Johann Vexo (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) - Tickets £10 on the door (under-18s free)

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Saturday 30

1pm

Kesson Tus Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for poster

MAY

Mondays

12.10pm

Monday Prayer - in St Mary’s Aisle

Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Sunday 1

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Philip and James, Apostles - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Monday 2

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Tuesday 3

1pm

Piano recital - Corineus Quartet with Paul Comeau (piano). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Wednesday 4

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Ascension - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Thursday 5 all day

National Day of Prayer for the Police click here

 

Thursday 5

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Ascension - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 6

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Paul Derrett (Bridlington). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 7

11-2pm

Messy Table for families and children - Free art and craft activities

Saturday 7

1pm

Four Tunes Saxophone Quartet Informal Concert - Free with retiring Collection

Saturday 7

6pm

Diocesan Confirmation Service

Saturday 7

7.30pm

Barn Dance in the Cathedral Restaurant – click here for poster

Sunday 8

2pm

Remember Our Child Service - A service for families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of children who have died. All welcome. (contact the Cathedral Office for details 01872 276782) click here for poster

Sunday 8

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of Michael, Protector of Cornwall - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Sunday 8

8pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Entry via blue door opposite cathedral car park entrance. Free

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Monday 9

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Michael, Protector of Cornwall - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Wednesday 11

From 10am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-Noon) All welcome

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Friday 13

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Jonathan Delbridge (Somerset). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 13

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Matthias, Apostle - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Friday 13

7.30pm

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2016 - Celebrating the work of William Byrd and Arvo Pärt, composers from very different eras, both of whom are considered masters of sacred music despite having faced considerable persecution for their work. Tickets from Local Box Office: Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.org.uk or National box office – 01904 651485 / www.ncem.co.uk click here for poster

Saturday 14

7.30pm

Falmouth University Fashion Show

Sunday 15

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Pentecost - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 15

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Pentecost - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 15

After worship

Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy

Tuesday 17

1pm

Piano recital - Eleanor Sullivan (oboe) with Lucy Melluish (piano). Free with retiring collection

Thursday 19

7 for 7.30pm

Truro Theological Lecture - ‘Getting your hands dirty’ Christianity and International Politics. Given by Dr Richard Lock-Pullan. Tickets £4 on the Chapter House door.

Friday 20

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Simon Dunbavand (Cornwall). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 21

11-2pm

Messy Table for families and children - Free art and craft activities

Saturday 21

1pm

Cornwall Concert Orchestra Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Saturday 21

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of Trinity Sunday

Saturday 21

5pm

Full Peal attempt

Sunday 22

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Trinity Sunday - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 22

All day

Friends of Truro Cathedral AGM - with morning Eucharist at 10am and 4pm Evensong. see www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk for details.

Sunday 22

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Trinity Sunday - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 25

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Corpus Christi - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir and attended by the College of Canons

Thursday 26

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Corpus Christi - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 27

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - given by Clive Ellison (St Agnes). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 28

7.30pm

Aled Jones Cathedral Concert Tour - Aled Jones needs no introduction. Over thirty albums selling over 7 million copies, writer and broadcaster – the consummate performer. Tickets from Ticketmaster 0844 844 0444 or online www.ticketmaster.co.uk click here for poster

Monday 30

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Monday 30

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of the Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Tuesday 31 May to Saturday 4 June

11-1pm

Half-Term Fun for Children and Families - with children’s trails and drop-in art & craft activities on our messy table. (All free.)

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Wednesday 1 June

10-5 M-S &12-4 Sun

Assembly - An installation consisting of five chairs from Passchendaele’s St. Audomarus Church – each representing the casualties of one year of the war 1914 -1918 (which is shown in small lead numbers on the chairs). An accompanying book lists all the casualties who died in Belgium with space for your family’s stories to be added. Until 31st August