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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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Thursday 23

7.30pm

Truro Cathedral Lent Course: Rowan Williams’ Being Disciples. Pondering what it means to be a follower of Christ. In the Pearson Room, 7.30-9pm on Thursday evenings: 23rd Feb; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th March; 6th April. (NB no session on 23rd March)
Cost £12 includes course booking and refreshments. Please contact Canon Alan Bashforth or Revd Jane Horton for further details, tel: 01872 276782.

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Monday 27

10am, 2pm or 7.30pm

‘Window into the English Bible’ which explores some of the translation issues and the events surrounding the sometimes dangerous business of Bible translation that have led us from Hebrew and Greek texts to the Bibles we encounter in English today. £12 per course. In the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office.

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MARCH

Wednesday 1

10-5 Mon-Sat &12-4 Sun

Lent Carbon Fast Exhibition - Highlighting the ways in which changing individual behaviours can help change the world. Practical advice on how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Until 16 April. Free 

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Wednesday 1

12 Noon

Lent Reading from the Gospel according to St Matthew - Monday to Friday through Lent. click here for poster

Thursday 2

2pm

Mothers’ Union Lent Course: Pilgrim – a course for the Christian journey. The Ten Commandments - How should Christians behave and how should we live?

In the Pearson Room. Also on 9th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th. All Welcome

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Wednesday 22

6.45pm

Schools BIG Sing Concert – tickets on the door

Thursday 23

7 for 7.30pm

Truro Theological Society welcomes the Rev’d Magdalen Smith for her lecture ‘Reclaiming a Prayerful Life: Inspiration for Contemporary Christians’. Tickets on the door £4 which includes the provision of a glass of wine or juice.

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Friday 24

1.10pm

Lunchtime organ recital - Chris South (London) - Free with retiring collection

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Friday 24

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Annunciation

Saturday 25

11am

Diocesan Mothers’ Union Lady Day Service

Saturday 25

3pm

Sepsis Awareness Service - William Mead Memorial Service click here for poster

Saturday 25

5pm

Full Peal Attempt

Sunday 26

10am

Mothering Sunday Service and Sunday Carvery Lunch - in the Cathedral Restaurant. Enjoy a one course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk  

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Friday 31

1.10pm

Farewell Organ Recital by Luke Bond before he leaves the cathedral. Free with retiring collection

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Friday 31

7 for 7.30pm

‘War, Passion and Resurrection in Stanley Spencer' a lecture in the Chapter House, by Revd Canon Professor Mark Chapman, Canon Theologian of the Cathedral. Mark is Vice Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and the Professor of the History of Modern Theology at Oxford. As well as this Mark will be preaching at the 10am Sunday Eucharist on Sunday 2nd April. The cost will be £4.00 at the door to include a complimentary glass of wine or juice.

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APRIL

Monday to Friday through Lent

12 Noon

Lent Reading from the Gospel according to St Matthew

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Saturday 1

7.30pm

Three Spires Singers and Orchestra perform Haydn’s Creation

Haydn’s ‘Creation’ is so popular that it has been performed more often than all his other choral works put together. Tickets £21 - £12 (Under-18’s half price) from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 

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Sunday 2

6pm

RSCM Cornwall: Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion - with rehearsals at 3.30pm and performance at 6pm. Click here for poster

Monday 3

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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Monday 3 – Wednesday 5 and Monday 10 - Wednesday 12

11-2pm

Easter Fun for Children and Families

Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with lots of different trails to follow with different daily drop-in craft activities (All free no need to book).

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Thursday 6

1-3pm

Around the World in 80 minutes - A musical journey across the globe, full of adventure and inspiration including music from Europe, Russia, India, Africa, Japan, Australia, North and South America. Free inclusivity concert: Special Needs, Dementia and Disability friendly. With Cornwall Youth Orchestra and Cornwall County Youth Choir conducted by Angus Webster. For more information and ticket availability please email CYOconcert@gmail.com click here for poster

Friday 7

NO ORGAN RECITAL

Friday 7

7.30pm

Around the World in 80 minutes - A musical journey across the globe, full of adventure and inspiration including music from Europe, Russia, India, Africa, Japan, Australia, North and South America. With Cornwall Youth Orchestra and Cornwall County Youth Choir conducted by Angus Webster. Tickets £6 / £3 under 18s www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 01872 262466 click here for poster

Saturday 8

7.30pm

Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra and the Hall For Cornwall Youth Dance Company - perform The Last Giant by Otto Schwartz. The orchestra will also perform his programmatic piece, Around the World in 80 Days. The concert will open with the overture, Olympica by Jan Van der Roost and will also feature Johan de Meij’s world acclaimed Symphony no.1, The Lord of the Rings.

Tickets available from the Hall for Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 9

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

Wednesday 12

From 10am

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

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HOLY WEEK

AND EASTER

Join us at Easter as we celebrate Christ’s ultimate triumph over death. There are a variety of services to which you are warmly invited. Most are choral, sung by the Cathedral Choir. click here for for service listings for Holy Week and here for Easter Day services

Sunday 9

10am

Palm Sunday Service - The donkey leading us in procession round the cathedral helps us to recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. click here for poster

Sunday 9

6pm

St John Passion by J S Bach - Join St Mary’s Singers and orchestra for this liturgical performance of one of the greatest choral works ever written. (Free with retiring collection). click here for poster

Monday 10, Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12

7pm

Sung Eucharists for Holy Week - sung by the Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of Truro Cathedral Choir. click here for poster click here for poster

Thursday 13

10.30am

Diocesan Chrism Eucharist - All are welcome to this special service as the clergy of the diocese renew their ordination vows, and the Bishop blesses the oils to be used by them in their pastoral ministry. click here for poster

Thursday 13

7pm

Maundy Thursday Eucharist of the Last Supper- with Truro Cathedral Choir (with its girl Choristers) singing Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and 'Ave verum corpus’, followed by the Vigil and Watch of Prayer. click here for poster

Friday 14

10am

The Good Friday Service - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir (with its boy Choristers). The events of Good Friday unfold in this moving service of solemn music and intense drama, including the St John Passion by Victoria and the Reproaches by Sanders. click here for poster

Friday 14

12 noon

The Three-Hour Devotion – marking the Passion of Christ click here for poster

Friday 14

5.30pm

Good Friday Evensong - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir (with its boy Choristers). A dignified, quiet service, with plainsong and music by Byrd and Lotti. click here for poster

Sunday 16

5.30am

The Dawn Service - sung by the Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of Truro Cathedral Choir. A real treat for the early-birds! Experience an exciting dawn as we celebrate the coming of the new Light of Christ with the Plainsong music of the Missa de Angelis. click here for poster

Sunday 16

After service

Early Bird Breakfast - served after the service in the Cathedral Restaurant. Full English Breakfast (£7.50). Please book in advance on 01872 245009 / 245011

Sunday 16

10am

The Easter Festival Service -The full drama of this day is played out in music and symbol at this service. Truro Cathedral Choir (with both its boy and girl Choristers) sings Jonathan Dove's Missa Brevis, together with anthems by Wood and Stanford.

The Rt Rev’d Bishop Tim Thornton preaching. click here for poster

Sunday 16

After Service

Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy

Sunday 16

After Service

Easter Day Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk  

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Sunday 16

4pm

Easter Day Evensong-The final service of the day, when music sung by Truro Cathedral Choir will include the thrilling anthem Ye choirs of New Jerusalem by Stanford. click here for poster

Monday 17

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Tuesday 18

7.30pm

The 2017 Benson Lecture:  Michelle Brown is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and was previously (1986-2004) Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts the British Library. This year the Benson Lecture considers the forms in which the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain first encountered the Bible, the beautiful copies of it that they produced - such as the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Ceolfrith Bibles and the Bodmin Gospels (Cornwall’s earliest book) - and the impact that its teachings exerted upon society and its ethos, illuminating the far from ‘dark ages’.

Tickets are £5 and will only be available on the door.

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

Saturday 27

5pm

Full Peal Attempt

Sunday 28

6pm

Diocesan Service - TBC

Monday 29

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Saturday 30 May to  3 June

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.