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Truro Theological Society dates 2014

Mothers' Union Programme 2014

Autumn Winter Events Booklet 2014



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Events at the Cathedral 2014

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2014.

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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NOVEMBER

Monday 17

Until 19 December

Cathedral Christmas Lunch – a traditional festive lunch served every weekday in the restaurant. One course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) available. Bookings for Groups must be made in advance, 01872 245009. Until 19 December.

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Thursday 20

2pm

Mothers’ Union meeting in the Pearson Room with talk by Rt Revd Chris Goldsmith

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Saturday 22

8am – 5:30pm

Cornwall College Graduation. Cathedral closed.

Saturday 22

5:30pm

First Evening Prayer of Christ the King

Sunday 23

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Christ the King

Sunday 23

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Christ the King

Wednesday 26

6.30pm – 9pm

Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, children’s activities, musical entertainment and refreshments.  The Cathedral shop will be open late, as will the Coffee Shop and Restaurant (until 8pm). Also 3rd, 10th and 17th December.

Friday 28

7pm

Light Up a Life Carol Service (Cornwall Hospice Care) in the Cathedral – All welcome

Saturday 29

7:30pm

St Mary’s Singers Candlelit Christmas Concert – Truro Cathedral’s voluntary choir will once again create a magical setting for their Christmas concert with hundreds of candles illuminating the Cathedral. The Choir will be joined by the St Mary’s Orchestra for the concert with a performance of Handel’s lively Dixit Dominus and Bach’s popular Wachet auf (“Sleepers Awake”). Tickets £12-£15 (free for under 19’s) from Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 30

4pm

Evensong for The Legal Service

DECEMBER

Monday 1

All day

World Aids Day includes exhibition and information display.

Monday 1

5:30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Andrew the Apostle

Monday 1

7:30pm

Richard Lander School Christmas Carol Service The Cathedral

Friday 5

2pm

Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes Christmas Carol Service

Saturday 6

12-2pm

Children’s Messy Table Free art and Craft activities for children and families. The Cathedral

Saturday 6

7:30pm

Handel’s Messiah performed by Three Spires Singers and Orchestra – Conducted by Christopher Gray with soloists Grace Davidson, Lise Christensen, Nicholas Hawker and Stephen Kennedy. Tickets £12-£21 from Hall for Cornwall, 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Sunday 7

6pm

From Darkness to Light an atmospheric Advent Service with the Cathedral Choir celebrating the light of Christ at this special time of year. Free with collection.

Monday 8

2pm

Bosvigo School Carol Service The Cathedral

Tuesday 9

7pm

BBC Radio Cornwall Christmas Concert A popular concert each year. Listen to BBC Radio Cornwall for details of when and how to apply for tickets.

Wednesday 10

10-12 Noon

Friends’ Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

Thursday 11

2:30pm

Diocesan Mothers’ Union Advent Carol Service. All welcome.

Thursday 11

6pm

Polwhele House School Carol Service The Cathedral

Friday 12

7.30pm

Truro’s BIG Christmas Sing – Come and sing your favourite carols.

Singing for sheer enjoyment! All Welcome. Free with a collection for the work of Christian Aid

Saturday 13

7:30pm

Truro Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert: I Saw Three Ships

Get into the festive season the traditional way with beautiful arrangements of Christmas carols sung by the boys and men of Truro Cathedral Choir. As well as many of the classics, there will also be one or two less familiar carols in arrangements that range in style from quietly moving to virtuosic and dazzling. See if you agree with the critics in the international classical press who describe the performers as “one of the top cathedral choirs in the land”. Tickets from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Sunday 14

From Noon

Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant Choose either a one (£8.50) or two (£10.50) course menu. Must pre-book on 01872 245009 or email catering@trurocathedral.org.uk

Sunday 14

8pm

Open to Question – An informal chance to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Dr Stephen Dawes in the Pearson Room. Free.

Monday 15

7:30pm

Cornwall Fire Brigade & Devon and Cornwall Police Carol Service

Thursday 18

6pm

Archbishop Benson School Carol Service The Cathedral

Friday 19

7.30pm

Cornwall Young Farmers Carol Service (Tickets available strictly from 1st November by sending a stamped SAE to Cornwall YFC, Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE; any envelopes received prior to 1st November will be destroyed).

Saturday 20

11-2pm

Children’s Messy Table Free art and Craft activities for children and families. The Cathedral

Saturday 20

2pm

Christmas Concert by Cornwall Youth Choir – an informal lunchtime concert. Free with retiring collection for Truro Cathedral Music.

Sunday 21

After service

Fairtrade Table after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Sunday 21

6pm

Christmas Organ Recital with Christopher Gray and Luke Bond (Truro Cathedral)

Tickets £10 (Students £5, U18s free) on the door.

Tuesday 23

4:30-6pm

CATHEDRAL CLOSED

Tuesday 23

7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This service IS NOT ticketed for 2014. Doors open at 6pm. No reserving of seats is allowed. Please note this service is being filmed for a Truro Cathedral Choir DVD. Attendees must therefore be happy to be filmed.

Wednesday 24

4:30-6pm

CATHEDRAL CLOSED

Wednesday 24

7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This service IS NOT ticketed for 2014. Doors open at 6pm. No reserving of seats is allowed.

Wednesday 24

8:30-10:30pm

CATHEDRAL CLOSED

Wednesday 24

11.30pm

Midnight Mass Join us as we celebrate the joy of the coming of Christ into the world. Not ticketed.

Thursday 25

10am

Christmas Day Service One of the highlights of the year. Join the Cathedral Choir and Bishop Tim at this wonderful and uplifting service. Not ticketed.

Friday 26

9:30am

CATHEDRAL OPENS AT 9.30 am

Saturday 27

5pm

Full peal attempt

Sunday 28

2pm

Children and Pets Carol Service - A fun filled carol service for two and four legged friends. No pet too big, no child too small. Great fun. All welcome.

JANUARY

Thursday 1

9:30am

CATHEDRAL OPENS AT 9.30AM

Saturday 3

12-2.00pm

Children’s Messy Table Free art and Craft activities for children and families. The Cathedral

Monday 5

2pm & 7.30pm

Windows into the New Testament: Have you ever wondered why various translations of the New Testament sometimes differ in meaning? Explore and understand the books and theology of the New Testament with Rev Canon Dr Stephen Dawes. Monday’s on 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January and 2nd, 9th February with. (2pm, then repeated at 7.30pm). Entry via blue door opposite entrance to Cathedral car park. Course £10.

Monday 5

5:30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Feast of Epiphany

Tuesday 6

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Feast of Epiphany

Saturday 10

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of the Baptism of Christ

Sunday 11

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Baptism of Christ

Sunday 11

4pm

Solemn Evensong of the Baptism of Christ

Sunday 11

8pm

Open to Question – An informal chance to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Dr Stephen Dawes in the Pearson Room. Free.

Wednesday 14

10-12 Noon

Friends’ Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

Thursday 15

12:00pm

Mothers’ Union Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant. 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start.

Saturday 17

11am-2.00pm

Children’s Messy Table Free art and Craft activities for children and families. The Cathedral

Sunday 18

After service

Fairtrade Table after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Saturday 24

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of the Conversion of Paul the Apostle

Sunday 25

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Conversion of Paul the Apostle

Sunday 25

4pm

Solemn Evensong of the Conversion of Paul the Apostle

Tuesday 27

All Day

Holocaust Memorial Day exhibition and prayers

Tuesday 27

5:30pm

Evensong for Holocaust Memorial Day

Saturday 31

5:30pm

First Evening Prayer of Candlemas

Sunday 18 – Sunday 25

Noon

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 Times TBC The Friend’s 2015 Panto: ‘Puss In Boots’ – Tickets available from the Friend’s Office (through the blue door opposite the entrance to the Cathedral car park) Wednesdays 10am-12pm or phone 01872 274986.
Saturday 31 2.30pm

Free Cushion Concert in association with the West Briton

All are welcome to this free concert but it is particularly aimed at families with children. Bring cushions and sit at the very front of the Cathedral, where the Cathedral Choir’s eighteen boy Choristers will introduce and sing a short programme of beautiful music.