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Events at Truro Cathedral

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Cathedral Calandar 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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NOVEMBER

Monday 21

Noon – 2.30pm

Cathedral Christmas Lunch - a traditional Christmas lunch served every weekday in the restaurant. One course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) available. Bookings for Groups must be made in advance, 01872 245009. Until 16 December.

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Tuesday 22

 

1pm

 

Free Lunchtime Concert - The cathedral's Colin Wilson, Toshi Ogita and Luke Bond perform Benjamin Britten's Canticle II, Abraham and Isaac. All welcome.

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Thursday 24

2-4pm

‘Pondering Advent’? What is Christmas all about? Find out on this short course. Four afternoons 24th November, 1st, 8th and 15th December, in the Pearson Room. Free, All welcome!

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Saturday 26

7.30pm

Three Spires Singers and Orchestra - present a programme that includes Finzi: God is Gone Up, Elgar: Give Unto the Lord, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Mendelssohn: Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), soloist Barbara Degener (cello) and Conductor: Christopher Gray. Tickets £12-£18 from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 27

4pm

Evensong for the Legal Service - a special Evensong attended by the High Sheriff of Cornwall and those concerned with the administration of justice in Cornwall

Tuesday 29

10.30am

Saints’ Way Multi-Academy Trust Biennial Celebration Service

Tuesday 29

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Andrew the Apostle - with Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 30

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Andrew the Apostle - with Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 30

6.30-8.30pm

Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, musical entertainment and refreshments.  The Cathedral shop will be open late  (until 8pm). Also 7th 14th and 21st December

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DECEMBER

Thursday 1

All day

World Aids Day Exhibition - highlighting issues for people suffering from HIV Aids

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Thursday 1

7pm

Cornwall Hospice Care Light Up a Life Service - special carol service to remember loved ones at Christmas – All welcome click here for more information

Saturday 3

7.30pm

Candlelit Concert dedicated to St Nicholas - With hundreds of candles illuminating the beautiful interior of the cathedral, St Mary’s Singers and Orchestra perform Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata and Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass as a festive start to Christmas. Tickets, all reserved, £12 and £15, U19s free, available from Hall for Cornwall box office 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 4

6pm

From Darkness to Light - An Advent Service sung by Truro Cathedral Choir celebrating the light of Christ at this special time of year. Free with collection

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Monday 5

7.30pm

Truro High School Carol Service

Wednesday 6

10am

St Piran’s Cross Multi-Academy Trust Christingle Service

Wednesday 7

6.30-8.30pm

Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, musical entertainment and refreshments.  The Cathedral shop will be open late (until 8pm). Also 14th and 21st December

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Thursday 8

7.30pm

Truro School Nine Lessons and Carols

Friday 9

7.30pm

Truro’s BIG Christmas Sing - Come and sing your favourite carols. Singing for sheer enjoyment and will feature Four Lanes Male Voice Choir, St Ives Fore Street Gospel Choir and Bodriggy Academy Choir. All Welcome. Free with a collection for the work of Christian Aid and the cathedral

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Saturday 10

7.30pm

The Messiah by Handel - Three Spires Singers and Orchestra. Wonderful Christmas work that is such a favourite. Tickets £12 – £21, U18s half price, from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 11

From Noon

Sunday Christmas Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 or emailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk 

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Sunday 11

7pm

Open to Question - An informal chance to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev’d Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Free

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Monday 12

7.30pm

Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Fire Brigade Carol Service

Tuesday 13

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 14

10-11.30am

Friends’ Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus raffle and Bring & Buy stall. All welcome.

Wednesday 14

6.30-8.30pm

Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, musical entertainment and refreshments.  The Cathedral shop will be open late, (until 8pm)

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Thursday 15

2.30pm

Diocesan Mothers’ Union Advent Carol Service - All welcome

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Thursday 15

6pm

Polwhele House School Carol Service

Friday 16

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 17

7.30pm

‘On Christmas Night’ - A Christmas Concert by Truro Cathedral Choir

Get into the festive season the traditional way with beautiful arrangements of Christmas carols sung by Truro Cathedral Choir with its boy and girl Choristers. In Association with Cornwall Today Magazine. Tickets (£12 to £15; U18s free) from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 18

Fairtrade Table – After Morning Worship in North Transept

Sunday 18

12 Noon

Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Sunday 18

6pm

Christmas Organ Recital - This year the concert will be a journey of liturgical organ music taking us from Advent to Christmas. Works by Dupré, Bach and Messiaen will feature. Tickets £5 on the door.

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Monday 19

6pm

Carols of the Stratton Hundred - celebrating the carol tradition of the far North East of Cornwall

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Wednesday 21

6.30-8.30pm

Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, musical entertainment and refreshments.  The Cathedral shop will be open late (until 8pm)

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Thursday 22

1pm

Cornwall Community Choir Informal Lunchtime Concert - free with retiring collection

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Friday 23

7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Devised first in Truro this popular service is always well attended. This service IS NOT ticketed. No reserving of seats is allowed

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Saturday 24

7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - as above

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Saturday 24

11.30pm

Midnight Mass - Join us as we celebrate the joy of the coming of Christ into the world

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Sunday 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

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Monday 26

9.30am

CATHEDRAL OPENS AT 9.30am

Tuesday 27

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

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JANUARY

Monday 2

9.30am

CATHEDRAL OPENS AT 9.30am

Monday 2

6.30pm

Truro Choral Society New Year Concert with Truro Symphony Orchestra - Mixed programme, including: HANDELZadok the Priestand Hallelujah Chorus, VIVALDIWinter from The Four Seasons, BACH“Come ye daughters” from St Matthew Passion, STRAUSS The Blue Danube Waltz, PUCCININessun Dorma and TCHAIKOVSKYWaltz of the Flowers.  Tickets available in advance from the Hall for Cornwall, £16, U19s free. 01872 262466 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Wednesday 4

3-4.30pm

Friends’ Beetle Drive - in the Cathedral Chapter House Restaurant. Lots of fun for both new and regular players. Includes a delicious tea. Ticket price £5

Thursday 5

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of the Epiphany

Friday 6

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Feast of Epiphany

Sunday 8

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Baptism of Christ - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 8

4pm

Solemn Evensong of the Baptism of Christ - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 8

7pm

Open to Question - An informal chance to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev’d Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Free

Wednesday 11

10-11.30am

Friends’ Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus raffle and Bring & Buy stall. All welcome.

Sunday 15

Fairtrade Table - After Morning Worship in North Transept

Sunday 15

Noon

Sunday Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£11.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 or emailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk

Wednesday 18-25

Noon

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Join us for Noon Prayers

Thursday 19

Noon for 12.30pm

Mothers’ Union New Year Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant

Tuesday 24

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Conversion of Paul - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 25

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Conversion of Paul - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 27

All Day

Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition and prayers

Friday 27

5.30pm

Special Evensong for Holocaust Memorial Day - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 27

7.30pm

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 or How God made the world and everything in it, and still made it home in time for tea.  (A spurious account of Genesis, Chapter 1 - as misunderstood by Keith Sparrow).  click here for poster

Saturday 28

7.30pm

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 or How God made the world and everything in it, and still made it home in time for tea.  (A spurious account of Genesis, Chapter 1 - as misunderstood by Keith Sparrow).  click here for poster

Saturday 28

9.30am - 3.30pm

Recruiting Boy Choristers: Be A Chorister For A Day - For boys currently in Years 2,3 and 4. Experience life as a Cathedral Chorister including the chance to learn some new music and sing with the Choristers. The day culminates with the Choristers’ annual Cushion Concert at 2.30pm in Truro Cathedral. Places are free but must be pre-booked by contacting Polwhele House School: 01872 273011, office@polwhelehouse.co.uk

Saturday 28

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

Sunday 29

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Candlemas - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

     

FEBRUARY

 

Thursday 2nd

Mon-Sat 10-5pm

& Sun 12-4pm

Crafting the Cathedral - An exhibition bringing together contemporary craft artefacts, created and designed as a personal response to Truro Cathedral by invited third year students from Falmouth University’s BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts degree (until 16th Feb).