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



Cathedral Calendar 2017

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2017.

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

Monday to Thursday

11am

Free Guided Tours of the Cathedral begin - Monday to Thursday at 11am. If 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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Thursday 20

2pm

MU Meeting: Picnic in the Park

Friday 21

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital – Edward Dean (London). Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 22

1pm

The Pipers Choir Informal Concert

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Sunday 23

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of George, Martyr, Patron of England click here for poster

Monday 24

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of George, Martyr, Patron of England click here for poster

Tuesday 25

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Mark the Evangelist

Thursday 27

7.30pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Gala Concert

This year the Festival includes choirs from Australia, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA, England, Scotland, Wales... and of course Cornwall! There are over 50 events planned at 41 venues across the county and it all kicks off with a Gala Concert in Truro Cathedral.

This Gala concert will feature some of the finest Male Choirs in Europe - Vocal Six (Sweden), Celtic Male Ensemble (Cornwall), Wessex Male Choir (England), Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir (Wales), and Harmonie Bernbach (Germany).

Tickets for this and all Festival evening concerts from www.hallforcornwall.co.uk tel: 01872 262466. Full Festival details from www.cimcf.uk

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Friday 28

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert – performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Rossendale, Weybridge and Melbourne Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk

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Friday 28

1.10pm

NO ORGAN RECITAL

Saturday 29

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert – performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Grass Valley, Cor Meibiion De Cymru, and Hampshire Police Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk

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Sunday 30

4pm

Evensong with the Installation of Canons

MAY

Monday 1

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Monday 1

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert – performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Bromley Boys, Budleigh Salterton and Bristol Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk

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Friday 5

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital – Kathe Kaufman (Truro Cathedral). Free with retiring collection

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Sunday 7

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

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Sunday 7

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of Michael, Protector of Cornwall

Monday 8

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Michael, Protector of Cornwall

Wednesday 10

From 10am

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

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Wednesday 10

10-5 Mon-Sat &12-4 Sun

David Marl: Pilgrims -

An exhibition of exquisite small acrylic paintings by David Marl. They explore the presence of God in both real and imagined landscapes. Pilgrim figures move through a world both physical & spiritual - a world both dreamlike & charged with belief. They are paintings that attempt to engage with the mystery of being. David trained as a designer in stained glass, firstly at Kingston School of Art and then at The Royal College of Art. For many years he worked as a teacher but now is an Anglican priest in North Dorset.

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Friday 12

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital – Clare Alsop (St Mary Redcliffe). Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 13

1pm

Camborne Ladies Choir Informal Concert – free with retiring collection

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Sunday 14

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 14

4pm

Solemn Eucharist of Matthias, Apostle – attended by Peter Warlock Society

Sunday 14

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

Sunday 14

7pm

Val Webb Lecture in the Chapter House

Dr Webb’s professional career spans microbiology, business, public relations, writing, art and theology. She grew up in Brisbane, Australia and subsequently lived in Portsmouth, England and Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 
Val has a Ph.D. in theology and has taught at universities in the United States and Australia. During her time in Brisbane, she held leadership positions in the Uniting Church in Australia, including inaugural Chair of Queensland’s Commission of Education and Communication, responsible for theological and lay education and synod communication. Val has authored eleven books including ‘Like Catching Water in a Net: Human Attempts
to Describe the Divine’ which won the “general religion” category of the USA Best Books 2007 Awards. 'Her latest book 'Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice' was published in 2015.

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Monday 15

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of Matthias, Apostle – attended by Peter Warlock Society

Thursday 18

2pm

Mothers’ Union Meeting: with Christine Jadav (Regional Coordinator Christian Aid) - in the Pearson Room

Thursday 18

7 for 7.30pm

Truro Theological Society

We welcome Professor Christopher Southgate of the University of Exeter. His lecture ‘Glory and Longing’ will explore a new proposal for understanding divine glory as a sign of the divine reality. It will then apply that understanding to considering that crucial but enigmatic Pauline text 2. Cor. 3.18. What might it mean to be ‘transformed from one degree of glory to another’? This question is explored in relation to the surrounding motifs of freedom, image and longing, and culminates in the proposal that one way in which Christians can become signs of the great sign of God that is Christ is by conforming our longings to the divine longing.

Tickets on the Chapter House door £4 which includes a glass of wine or juice

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Friday 19

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - Domenico Gioffre (Buckfast Abbey). Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Saturday 20

1pm

Cornwall Concert Orchestra Informal Concert - TBC. Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 20

6pm

Diocesan Confirmation Service

Wednesday 24

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Ascension

Thursday 25

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Ascension

Friday 26

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - Tim Parsons (Exeter Cathedral). Free with retiring collection

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Friday 26

7.30pm

The Sixteen’s 2017 Choral Pilgrimage: The Olive Branch

This year the Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage explores the legacy of two composers, separated by four centuries, whose work, represents the very pinnacle of sacred music – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Francis Poulenc. Palestrina is the master craftsman whose beautifully sonorous work composers of all ages have attempted to emulate. Poulenc’s music always bears a human face and he was undoubtedly one of the greatest melody writers of the 20th-century.

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Tickets are £5 / £10 / £15 / £20 / £25 and can be booked through their National Box Office on 01904 651485 and through their website

www.thesixteen.org.uk

Saturday 27

1pm

Ingleheart Singers Informal Concert

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Saturday 27

5pm

Full Peal Attempt

Sunday 28

6pm

Diocesan Service - TBC

Monday 29

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

TBC

11-2pm

Half-Term Fun for Children and Families - TBC