Special events


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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Please check dates/times prior to visiting the cathedral as dates/times for some events may be subject to change.



Cathedral Calendar 2017 / 2018

NOVEMBER

Daily

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm Sun

Exhibition of the Truro Cathedral Calendar - A display of photographs from our fundraising calendar (continues during summer). Free

Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Monday 20

12 Noon-2.30pm

Start of Christmas Lunches in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a mouth-watering Christmas Lunch with friends, colleagues or family in relaxed and festive surroundings. £11.95 (one course) or £14.95 (two courses).

Groups of ten or more must pre-book by phoning 01872 245009 or 245011. A group deposit of £5 is required by 1st November.

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Friday 24

TBC

‘The Tapestry of Light – Intersections of Illumination’ – POSTPONED

Saturday 25

1pm

Amphion Consort Informal Concert - free with retiring collection

 

Saturday 25

6pm

Diocesan Confirmation Service - All welcome

Sunday 26

10am

Solemn Eucharist for Christ the King - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 26

4pm

Solemn Evensong with the Legal Service - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Tuesday 28

10am

Recruiting Girl Choristers: Be A Chorister for A Day - For girls in years 7 and 8 at school who like singing and might consider applying to be a Cathedral Chorister. Includes the chance to sing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. Auditions are held in January for entry into the Choir the following September. Places must be booked in advance. See poster or cathedral website for more details

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Tuesday 28

 

7pm for 7.30pm

 

The Outgoing God

Join us for this Advent Course in the Old Cathedral School. Numbers limited, so please book ASAP by contacting learning@trurocathedral.org.uk or 01872 276782

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Wednesday 29

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong for St Andrew the Apostle - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 29

TBC

‘The Tapestry of Light – Intersections of Illumination’

POSTPONED -

Thursday 30

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for St Andrew the Apostle - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

DECEMBER

Friday 1

7pm

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

Saturday 2

7.30pm

A Candlelit Concert - An uplifting evening of festive music by candlelight at Truro Cathedral, brought to you by St Mary’s Singers, conducted by Joseph Wicks.

Tickets are all reserved – £12 and £9, with under 18s free. Available from the Hall for Cornwall Box Office on 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 3

7.30pm

Military Wives Choirs ‘Home for Christmas’ Concert The Culdrose Military Wives Choir will be performing festive favourites and songs from their own 'Home for Christmas' album. Tickets £27.50 + booking fee, from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/militarywiveschoirs

Use code: F5F to receive £5 discount

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Tuesday 5

2pm

Motor Neurone Disease Association Carol Service

Friday 8

7pm

St Petroc’s Society Carol Service and launch of Christmas Appeal

Saturday 9

7.30pm

The Messiah by Handel – Truro Choral Society heralds in the Christmas season with a rousing return to Handel’s baroque masterpiece in the glorious setting of Truro Cathedral. This biennial event is also usually a sell-out performance, so ensure you get your tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets £18 from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466,

or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 10

From Noon

Sunday Christmas Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£12.95) or two course (£15.95) Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 or emailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk  

Sunday 10

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

Sunday 10

7pm

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

Tuesday 12

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 13

10-11.30am

Friends’ Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office. (entrance via

the blue door opposite the Cathedral Car Park). There is a bring-and-buy stall, a raffle and

home-made cakes will be on sale. Click here for poster

Thursday 14

2.30pm

Diocesan Mothers’ Union Advent Carol Service - All welcome

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Friday 15

7.30pm

Truro’s BIG Christmas Sing - Come and sing your favourite carols. Singing for sheer enjoyment and will feature Falmouth Community Gospel Choir, Pelynt Choir and Bosvigo School Choir. All Welcome.

Free with a collection for the work of Christian Aid and the cathedral

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Saturday 16

7.30pm

A Child is Born in Bethlehem - A Celebration of Christmas with Truro Cathedral Choir in association with Cornwall Today - Immerse yourself in the festive season with a musical celebration of Christmas sung by Truro Cathedral Choir. Tickets (£15; U18s free) from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or online or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 17

After service

Fairtrade Table – After Morning Worship in North Transept

Monday 18

2pm

Cornwall Carers Carol Service - The Carers Carol Service is devoted to celebrating the work of all carers who look after a dependent partner, relative, friend or neighbour and those involved in the care sector throughout Cornwall. All welcome.

Tuesday 19

1pm

Cornwall Community Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for poster

Wednesday 20

6.30pm

Cathedral open for mulled wine and mince pies -

Friday 22

7.30pm

Cornwall Young Farmers Carol Service – entry strictly by ticket only

Saturday 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. Click here for poster

Sunday 24

7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - as above

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Sunday 24

11.30pm

Midnight Mass - Join us as we celebrate the joy of of Christ coming into the world. Click here for poster

Monday 25

10am

Christmas Day Service - One of the highlights of the year. Join the Cathedral Choir for this wonderful and uplifting service. Click here for poster

Tuesday 26

9.30am

CATHEDRAL OPENS AT 9.30am

Saturday 30

2pm

Truro Cathedral’s Carol Service for Pets - A special carol service for two and four legged friends. All welcome. Click here for poster

     

JANUARY

Monday 1

7pm

Truro Choral Society New Year Concert with Truro Symphony Orchestra - Start the New Year with a varied and mixed programme of glorious music including Handel Zadok the Priest and Hallelujah Chorus, and Borodin Polovtsian Dances (with chorus). Tickets available in advance from the Hall for Cornwall,  01872 262466

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Wednesday 3

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

Sunday 7

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Feast of Epiphany - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 7

4pm

Solemn Evensong of the Feast of Epiphany - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Monday 8

5.30pm

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

Wednesday 10

10-11.30am

Friends’ Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office. (entrance via

the blue door opposite the Cathedral Car Park). There is a bring-and-buy stall, a raffle and home-made cakes will be on sale

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Sunday 14

Noon

Sunday Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 or emailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk  TBC

Sunday 14

7pm

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

Monday 15

10am, 2pm and 7.30pm

Windows into Christianity and Science – A six-week course introducing the relationship between Christianity and Science. Held in the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office. Evening entry is via the blue door opposite the entrance to the cathedral car park. Course costs £12. Dates of course 15, 22, 29 January & 5, 12, 19 February

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Sunday 21

Fairtrade Table - After Morning Worship in North Transept

Thursday 18-25

5.30pm

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Evensongs this week will focus on Christian Unity with special preachers from Cornwall Churches Together

Thursday 18

Noon for 12.30pm

Mothers’ Union New Year Lunch Party – held in the Cathedral Restaurant. For more information contact Pam Macleod 01872 272335

Saturday 20

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

Wednesday 24

5.30pm

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

Thursday 25

5.30pm

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

Friday 26 & Saturday 27

All Day

Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition and prayers

Friday 26

5.30pm

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

Sunday 28

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Candlemas - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 28

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Candlemas – sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 31

7 for 7.30pm start

The Duck With An Umbrella: stories of the early bishops of Truro. A talk given by Dr Michael Tedder in the Old Cathedral School. Price per ticket: £15 to include a complimentary drink on arrival. To book tickets email events@friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk or leave ansaphone message on 01872 274986.

FEBRUARY

Tuesday 6

5.30pm

Evensong for Accession of Queen Elizabeth II - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 7

3pm

Beetle Drive - Join a lively group for some fun in Cathedral Restaurant. £5 includes tea.

Saturday 10

4pm

Evensong sung by In Ecclesia

Sunday 11

From

12 noon

Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk    TBC

Sunday 11

7pm

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

Monday 12th -Wednesday 14th

11-2pm

Half-Term Fun for Children and Families - Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with free holiday fun. Different daily craft activities and trails.

Tuesday 13

TBC

Truro Cathedral Lent Course: Praying on the Way – a six session course aimed at ‘helping us grow in our discipleship through exploring and deepening our experience of prayer’. Venue: TBC. 13, 20, 27 February and 6,13, 20 March

Please contact Canon Alan Bashforth or Rev’d Jane Horton for further details, tel: 01872 276782.

Wednesday 14

10-11.30am

Friends’ Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office. (entrance via

the blue door opposite the Cathedral Car Park). There is a bring-and-buy stall, a raffle and home-made cakes will be on sale click here for poster

Wednesday 14

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for Ash Wednesday - sung by St Mary’s Singers

Thursday 15

2pm

Mothers’ Union AGM followed by entertainment - In the Pearson Room. All Welcome

Sunday 18

After worship

Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy

Sunday 25

2pm

Cornish Welsh Service for St. David’s Day - attended by members of the Cornish Welsh Society. All welcome

Wednesday 28

7 for 7.30pm

Gilbert and Sullivan Evening. Musical entertainment followed by a buffet supper. Venue: Old Cathedral School. Price per ticket: £15. To book tickets email events@friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk or leave ansaphone message on 01872 274986.