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Events at Truro Cathedral

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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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JUNE

Daily

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

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

Until 3rd June

11am – 2pm

Half Term Fun - Come and join us for a range of free art and craft activities during half term. Also Free Trails available to follow

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Monday -

Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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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

Wednesday 1

10-5pm Mon-Sat & 12-4pm 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. Add your family story to the accompanying book that lists all the casualties who died in Belgium. Until 30th August 

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Friday 3

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Martin Palmer (Truro School) - Free with retiring collection

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Friday 3

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of Petroc of Cornwall

Saturday 4

1pm

Charles Martin Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Sunday 5

4pm

The Mayor of Truro’s Civic Service - with Evensong sung by Truro Cathedral Choir including Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst. All Welcome

Tuesday 7

1pm

Jacqueline Kershaw (horn), Tim Boulton (violin) with Paul Comeau (piano) Informal concert - Free with retiring collection

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Wednesday 8

10-11.30am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus a raffle and bring and buy stall. All welcome www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk

Friday 10

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Tony Pinel (St Chad’s Shrewsbury) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 10

5.30pm

Evensong in celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

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Saturday 11

12 Noon

Piper’s Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 11

7.30pm

Rutter Requiem - A Concert by Truro Choral Society with organ, cello and Truro School Chamber Orchestra. Also includes Parry’s“I was glad” and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 2.  Tickets £16 (U19s free) from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 12

8pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

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Tuesday 14

1pm

Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Wednesday 15

6.45pm

Concert by local schools: ‘The Primary School Big Sing’ - Tickets £4 (U-18s FREE) on the door

Thursday 16

tbc

MU branch visit to The Cornish Mill & Bakehouse, with lunch

Friday 17

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Liam Cartwright (Manchester) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 18

5pm

Truro Cathedral Choir Summer Concert

A spectacular Summer Concert for all to enjoy
Be uplifted and inspired by Truro Cathedral Choir’s Summer Concert, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber with Eric Whitacre’s atmospheric ‘Cloudburst’ and more. Post-concert supper available in the Cathedral Restaurant.

Programme as follows:-
The Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein
Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber
Cloudburst – Eric Whitacre
Shenandoah – American folksong, arranged by James Erb
Sure on this shining night – Samuel Barber
The Twelve – William Walton
Wedding Anthem – Benjamin Britten
Plus music by Herbert Howells, James MacMillan and Kenneth Leighton

Directed by Christopher Gray.
Luke Bond, Organ; James Robinson, Percussion; Gabriella Dall’Olio, Harp.

Tickets £12 (under-18s free) from Hall for Cornwall Box Office
or tel 01872 262466 or on the door

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Sunday 19

11.30am

Fairtrade Table - after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Sunday 19

From Noon

Father’s Day Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) delicious meal to celebrate Father’s Day. Includes sparkling wine on arrival. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 / 245009 or e-mailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk

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Tuesday 21

1pm

‘The Young Musician’s Platform’ Informal Concert - A performance by Truro School and Truro College students. Free with retiring collection

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Thursday 23

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Birth of John the Baptist - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 24

1.10pm

Organ recital given by John Nothaft (Oundle Award Winner) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 24

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Birth of John the Baptist - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Monday 27 June to Thursday 15 July

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

Imran Quereshi Installation - A joint installation with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance’ to ‘World renowned artist, Imran Qureshi, creates and presents a large-scale site-specific installation for Truro Cathedral. Imran Qureshi grew up in Hyderabad and lives in Lahore, Pakistan, where he teaches at the National College of Art. In his paintings and installations, he combines the techniques and motifs of Mughal miniature painting with a site-specific installation practice.  The work in Truro Cathedral will be constructed from 30,000 A2 crumpled, printed sheets carrying images devised by Qureshi.

Free

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Saturday 25

7.30pm

Three Spires Singers present Brahms: German Requiem - A rare opportunity to hear a full-scale symphony orchestra in the wonderful acoustic setting of Truro Cathedral, together with one of the greatest choral pieces ever written. Tickets £12-£18 (U18s £6-£9) from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Monday 27

9.30am-2pm

Schools Education Multi-faith Day - Visitors may wish to plan a visit to the cathedral around these times as it is likely to be extremely busy in the building itself

Tuesday 28

9.30am-2pm

Schools Education Multi-faith Day - As above

Tuesday 28

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Peter and Paul, Apostles - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 29

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Peter and Paul, Apostles - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

JULY

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

Daily

Until Aug 31

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm 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. Add your family story to the accompanying book that lists all the casualties who died in Belgium. Until 30th August 

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From 25 July

Until 2 September

11am-2pm Mon-Thurs

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral - Free trails and various arts and crafts activities for all the family taking place throughout the holidays

Daily

Until 15 July

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

Imran Quereshi Installation - A joint installation with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance’ to ‘World renowned artist, Imran Qureshi, creates and presents a large-scale site-specific installation for Truro Cathedral. Imran Qureshi grew up in Hyderabad and lives in Lahore, Pakistan, where he teaches at the National College of Art. In his paintings and installations, he combines the techniques and motifs of Mughal miniature painting with a site-specific installation practice.  The work in Truro Cathedral will be constructed from 30,000 A2 crumpled, printed sheets carrying images devised by Qureshi.

Free

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Mondays

12.10pm

Monday Prayer - in St Mary’s Aisle

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Friday 1

1.10pm

Organ recital given by John Keys (Nottingham) - Free with retiring collection. click here for leaflet

Friday 1

7.30pm

Ordination of Deacons

Saturday 2

10.30am

Ordination of Priests

Saturday 2

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of Thomas the Apostle

Sunday 3

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Thomas the Apostle - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 3

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Thomas the Apostle - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir, with Farewell to Martin Follett, Diocesan Registrar

Tuesday 5

1pm

Cheryl Rosevear (soprano) with Anthony Seddon (piano) Informal concert - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 8

1.10pm

Organ recital given by James Orford (London) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 9

1pm

U3A Carrick Singers Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 9

7.45pm

Voices for Hospices - a combined choirs concert in aid of Cornwall Hospices. Tickets available from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk SEE HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday 10

Noon

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

Sunday 10

4pm

Evensong with Valediction of Choristers and Scholars - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 10

8pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

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Monday 11

Start 6.30pm

Return 10pm

Cruise of the River Fal - with the Friends’ of Truro Cathedral.

Tickets may be purchased from the Friends’ Office or from the Friends’ Table after the 10 am Sunday Eucharist. For more information visit our website: www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk or telephone 01872 274986. Tickets £16 which includes a pasty

Tuesday 12

1pm

St Buryan School Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Wednesday 13

10-11.30am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus a raffle and bring and buy stall. All welcome www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk

Friday 15

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Robert Green (Hereford) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 16

2pm

Service to celebrate the 30th anniversary of St Petroc’s Society

Sunday 17

10am & 4pm

Visiting Choir: choral services today are sung by Callington Singers - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Sunday 17

11.30am

Fairtrade Table - after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Monday 18

8am-5.30pm

Please note we would not recommend general public visit the Cathedral today due to the Exeter University Graduation Ceremony taking place

Tuesday 19

1pm

Benallack Trio Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by St Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Wednesday 20

7.30pm

Simon Johnson Evening Organ Concert - A remarkable and talented musician, conductor and organist at St Paul’s Cathedral since 2008. Tickets £10 (Students £5, U18s free) on the door. SEE HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 21

TBC

MU Evening meeting with Sheila Waring - Venue to be confirmed

Friday 22

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Simon Jacobs (New Haven, USA) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 22

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Mary Magdalene - sung by St Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Saturday 23

1pm

Laudate Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 23

2pm

Full Peal attempt

Thursday 28

1.30pm

Eucharist in Cornish for Samson, Bishop, Missionary, 5th Century

Thursday 28

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for Samson, Bishop, Missionary, 5th Century - sung by Sarum Voices

Thursday 28 (until Sunday 31 July)

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by Sarum Voices - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Friday 29

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Joshua Hales (Sheffield Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

 

AUGUST

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

Daily

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm 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. Add your family story to the accompanying book that lists all the casualties who died in Belgium. Until 30th August 

click here for poster

From 25 July until 2 September

11am-2pm Mon-Thurs

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral - Free trails and various arts and crafts activities for all the family taking place throughout the holidays

Mondays

12.10pm

Monday Prayer - in St Mary’s Aisle

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Monday 1

7.30pm

St Endellion Summer Festival presents St Endellion Festival Orchestra & Chorus - a wonderful programme of music for a summer’s evening. Tickets £15-£26 from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Tuesday 2

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

Cornwall Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers - Display of hand spun woven textiles. Also includes demonstrations of weaving and spinning.

Until 5 Aug. Free

Tuesday 2

1pm

Naomi Carne (soprano), Louise Mott (mezzo soprano) and Jonathan Carne (piano) Informal recital - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Thursday 4

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Jillian Gardner (USA) - Free with retiring collection

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Friday 5

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Richard Bailey (Falmouth) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 5 (until Monday 8)

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by the choir of Magdalen Chapel, Bath - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Saturday 6

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Transfiguration of our Lord - sung by visiting choir from Magdalen Chapel, Bath

Sunday 7

12.30pm

Meditational Dance - Experience the joy and spirituality of the dance as we

‘step into silence’ and make connections with our inner selves. All welcome.

Tuesday 9

1pm

Fors Church Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Wednesday 10

10am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-11:30am) All welcome

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Thursday 11

5.30pm

Evensong sung by Fors Church Choir, Sweden

Friday 12

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Joseph Wicks (St John’s College, Cambridge) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

 

 

 

Saturday 13

4pm

First Evening Prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival

Sunday 14

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival

Sunday 14

4pm

Solemn Evensong of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival

Sunday 14

7pm

Stand By Me: Johnny Cowling sings the Gospel Music of Elvis Presley - Sung and presented by Johnny Cowling, in aid of the White Cross Mission. Tickets £10 or £7.50 U19s, available from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Tuesday 16

1pm

Steve Hawker and Stella Pendrous Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Thursday 18

10am-3pm

Children’s Free Fun Day in the Cathedral - Whatever the weather, our Mother’s Union free family fun day is the place to be! Games, crafts, competitions and a bouncy castle. Further details from Pam McLeod: 01872 272335

Friday 19

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Joshua Stephens (Sheffield Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 19

5.30pm

Evensong sung by the Choir of All Saints, Cheltenham

Saturday 20

1pm

Andy Wingham (cornet) Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Sunday 21

11.30am

Fairtrade Table - after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Tuesday 23

1pm

St John’s College, Southsea Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

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Tuesday 23

5.30pm

Evensong sung by St John’s College, Southsea

Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by Bedford School Chapel Choir - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or view in

Wednesday 24

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Bartholomew the Apostle - sung by Bedford School Chapel Choir

Friday 26

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Cameron Luke (Cheltenham) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

 

 

 

Monday 29

From 9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral open from 9.30am

 

SEPTEMBER

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

From 25 July

Until 2 September

11am-2pm Mon-Thurs

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral - Free trails and various arts and crafts activities for all the family taking place throughout the holidays

Mondays

12.10pm

Monday Prayer - in St Mary’s Aisle

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Friday 2

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

‘Forward with Banners’ - Celebrating 140 years supporting families. An exhibition featuring some of the wonderfully colourful banners of the Diocese of Truro Mothers’ Union. Until 16 September, Free

Friday 2

1.10pm

Organ recital given by William Fox (Magdalen College, Oxford) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 3

1pm

Mabe Ladies Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Sunday 4

10am

Sunday Eucharist sung by Coventry Cathedral Choir

Sunday 4

4pm

Sunday Evensong sung by Coventry Cathedral Choir

Tuesday 6

1pm

Amanda de Jong Cleyndert (cello) with Tania Lord (piano) Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Wednesday 7

3-4.30pm

Friends’ Beetle Drive in the Cathedral Chapter House Restaurant - If you have not joined us before, do come along and try it out, we have a hilarious time and welcome anyone who would like to give it a go. Beginners welcome! Includes a delicious tea. £5

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Friday 9

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Colin Andrews (Indiana, USA) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 10

1pm

St Stythians Male Voice Choir Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Sunday 11

10am

Sunday Eucharist with Admission of Musicians

Sunday 11

2pm

A Service of reflection for people affected by Suicide

Monday 12

10am, 2pm & 7.30pm

Windows into St Paul – A six week course introducing St Paul his life and thinking. 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 £10

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Tuesday 13

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Holy Cross Day - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 14

10-11.30am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus a raffle and bring and buy stall. All welcome www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk

Wednesday 14

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Holy Cross Day - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Thursday 15

2pm

MU Meeting in the Pearson Room - with guest speaker Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro Cathedral All welcome

Friday 16

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Rachel Mahon (St Paul’s Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 16

5.30pm

Evensong - sung by Truro School with Wellington College and Exeter School

Saturday 17

5pm

Full Peal Attempt

Sunday 18

Noon

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

Sunday 18

8pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

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Tuesday 20

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

Truro Arts Society Exhibition - An exciting display of members’ work created over the last year. Until 3rd October. Free

Tuesday 20

1pm

Paul Drayton Informal Piano Concert - Free with retiring collection

Tuesday 20

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir and attended by members of the Prayer Book Society

Wednesday 21

10am-2pm

Massed Choir Singing Event for World Peace Day - on High Cross. Everyone welcome. For more information contact the Cathedral Office on 01872 276782

Wednesday 21

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Thursday 22

7 for 7.30pm

Truro Theological Society Lecture - given by Dr Chris Hever on Christian – Muslim relations. Tickets £4 on the Chapter House Door

Friday 23

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Philip Davey (Truro Methodist Church) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Sunday 25

4pm

Evensong attended by the Friends of Cathedral Music

Wednesday 28

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Michael and All Angels - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Thursday 29

3.30 for 4pm start

Friends’ of Truro Cathedral present a Tea & Talk with Andrew Turner entitled “Iraq – Cradle of Faiths” in the Cathedral Chapter House Restaurant. More details from 01872 274986 orinfo@friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk

Thursday 29

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Michael and All Angels - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 30

1.10pm

Organ Recital given by Joseph Beech (St Paul’s Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Friday 30

5.30pm

First Evening Prayer of German, Bishop

Friday 30

7.30pm

Truro Cathedral Choir Concert with City of London Sinfonia and Stephen Layton

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THIS IS NOT CERTAIN TO TAKE PLACE?? EVENTS WILL LET ME KNOW – TBC   SEE HIGHLIGHTS