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DERBY CATHEDRAL EVENTS 2008
Visible from a distance Derby Cathedral dominates the skyline with its impressive Perpendicular Tower, the second highest in England to the Boston Stump. It was built early in the 16th century, but worship has taken place on this site since the tenth century. Light and spacious inside, the iron screen by Robert Bakewell is an inspirational masterpiece in this proud and beautiful building that became Derby Cathedral, in 1927.
A wonderful place to visit at any time, even more so for one of the many special events that have been arranged for 2006. A comprehensive list of events are listed below. For details of open days at the Bridge Chapel click the link at the foot of this page.
The Tower openings are as follows Tuesday 15th April
Saturday 3rd May
Saturday 2nd August
Saturday 6th September
Tuesday 28th October (Half Term)
Hourly - First climb 10.45 am, Last climb 3.45 pm
Adults £2, Children £1 (Minimum age 8)
Climb the 189 steps, visit the ringing chamber and Carillon Room and enjoy the view over 3 counties from the top.
No need to book, just come along.
BRIDGE CHAPEL OPEN DAYS 2008
The Bridge Chapel Open days are from 29th April - 27th September : Tuesdays & Saturdays 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
MORE CATHEDRAL EVENTS BELOW
FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT DERBY CATHEDRAL 2008
TUE 1 - WED 309.30 am - 5.00 pm ART EXHIBITION: ‘‘Ronald Pope, 1920-1997’’ A Memorial Exhibition, on view
in the Sir Richard Morris Room of the Cathedral Centre.
A joint exhibition with Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
WED 2 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: NAJI HAKIM
FRI 4 11.00 am N.H.S. 60th Anniversary Service
SUN 6 6.00 pm EVENSONG to include THANKSGIVING FOR DERBY ARTS FESTIVAL
WED 9 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: JONATHAN SCOTT
SAT 12 11.00 am READERS FESTIVAL EUCHARIST
WED 16 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL:PETER GOULD, TOM CORFIELD, BEN BLOOR &
WED 23 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: CATHY LAMB
SAT 26 10.00 - 4.00 pm BELLRINGERS’ OPEN DAY and Cake Stall run by the ‘Phoenix Scout
WED 30 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: MARTIN NEARY
SAT 2 - SAT 309.30 am - 5.00 pm EXHIBITION, ‘Geisha Blossoms’ Ceramic designs by Sara Taylor on view in the
Sir Richard Morris Room of the Cathedral Centre.
SAT 2 10.45 am - 3.45 pm TOWER OPEN DAY : The oldest ring of 10 bells in the world. Visitors from
around the world are able to climb the 189 steps to see the ancient bells and
enjoy the views.
WED 6 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: Timothy Noon
WED 13 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: ‘The Midas Touch’ Organ Duo
WED 20 7.45 pm ORGAN RECITAL: Gareth Green
THU 21 Time to be agreed GRENADIER GUARDS BAND CONCERT
9.30 am - 5.00 pm EXHIBITION, ’Celtic Spirit’, Sculptured Capitals in the cloisters of Iona Abbey,
photographs by Ewan Mathers on view in the Sir Richard Morris Room of the
SAT 6 10.45 am - 3.45 pm TOWER OPEN DAY
THU 11 -
10.00 am - 4.00 pm ENGLISH HERITAGE WEEKEND
SAT 13 3.00 pm INSTALLATION OF THE REVD DR. JEFF CUTTELL AS THE NEW DEAN
SAT 20 12.30 pm - 6.00 pm WORTHINGTON 10 BELL CONTEST
SUN 21 3.00 pm CADETS’ SERVICE
SAT 27 7.45 pm MULTI-CHOIR CONCERT, Music by Vaughan Williams
SUN 28 3.00 pm ST. FRANCISTIDE ANIMAL SERVICE
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DERBY CATHEDRAL CENTRE
Located opposite the Cathedral, offers a Coffee Shop and Gift Shop, selling local Derbyshire produce, a display of the Treasures of the Cathedral, a Biblical Garden and an Education Centre.
The Coffee Shop, (tel. 01332 381685) located on the ground floor, serves light lunches, sandwiches, cakes and a wide range of teas and coffees. Local farm producers are the source of many of the supplies, providing items such as home-made cakes, quiches, breads and ice cream. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30-4.30pm.
**The Coffee Shop, won Best Tea/Coffee Shop in the 2004 Derbyshire Food and Drinks Awards.
The Cathedral Shop concentrates on the quality-gifts market with a range of more traditional gifts, postcards, pens, pencils, stationery, tea towels, “Cathedral” confectionery, wines, etc. A small selection of books, Bibles, prayer books and 'Church Times Top 10', are available with the ability to make specific orders via direct-ordering facilities.
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30-5.00pm.
A Treasury, exhibition and meeting space (known as the Sir Richard Morris Room) are located in the basement of the new Cathedral Centre. The Treasury displays the treasures of the Cathedral ranging from medieval fabrics, an Elizabeth I Bible and a Charles I Prayer book, through the fine eighteenth century Exeter plate, to modern silver and contemporary vestments. Alongside these Cathedral treasures are chalices and other silver from parishes of the Diocese, treasures that would otherwise be locked up in a safe.
ST MARY'S BRIDGE CHAPEL
The bridge chapel is not particularly impressive from the outside, nor is it blessed with a quiet location, sandwiched between the Derby Ring Road and the still busy road across St Mary's Bridge. Once inside all that changes, the noise vanishes and there is a feeling of peace and tranquillity. The white painted walls, the simple furniture and the lack of fussiness all add to the attraction of this wonderful place.
INFORMATION AND ACCOMMODATION
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For more information contact Derby's award winning Tourist Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
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