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Join us for an evening of highly personal, in-depth conversation with Simon Thomas, as he talks about his new book Love, Interrupted, and gives an insight into early bereavement and how to come to terms with sudden loss.

When Simon Thomas lost the woman he had loved for 16 years, the future he had imagined for their happy family disappeared for ever. Gemma died from acute myeloid leukaemia, just three days after being diagnosed. Afterwards, Simon didn't know how to carry on. He just knew that, for the sake of his son, he had to find a way ...

Love, Interrupted tells the story of a man deeply traumatised by the death of his soul mate. It asks some hard questions about how you carry on when the light of your life has been extinguished. But it also gives immense hope to anybody who has been bereaved. Simon is still learning how to live without Gemma, but the lessons he's already learnt have given him so much more hope for the future.

This intimate event will start with a Q&A’s and then an opportunity for Simon to sign his book – Love, Interrupted.  Simon’s book is available to purchase from The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral or on the night.

Tickets available from The Sanctuary At Derby Cathedral priced at £5.00 per person to include a complimentary glass of wine or juice. 

Join us on the 19th July at 8:30pm to witness the breath taking views of the sun setting from the west of the tower. A truly unique and unforgettable experience that you can share with your loved ones.

Awaiting you after your climb to the top of the tower will be a glass of Prosecco for you to enjoy while taking in the view. 

Tickets £8 per person and are available at  

On the 20th July, Derby Cathedral Choir offer a feast of choral music to celebrate the end of the academic year, including

I was glad - Parry
Vox dicentis - Naylor
Insanae et vanae curae - Haydn
Blessed City, heavenly Salem - Bairstow

Tickets £10 available from the Sanctuary, or on the door.

Interval drinks will be available in Amen Corner. 

Our Lunchtime Concerts and Organ Recitals run throughout May to August.

All of our Lunchtime Concerts take place on Friday's from 1.00 - 1.45 pm. Entry is free, with a retiring collection.

All Organ Recitals take place from 7.45 pm - 9.00 pm, and are followed by drinks at Amen Corner.

Tickets are £9.00, or £45.00 for a season ticket, available from


Friday 6th September 2019, 7:30 pm

The Buzztones are performing at Derby Cathedral on Friday 6th September. These guys have performed in venues all over the world and are here for one night only!

They are known as London's premier A Capella fellas and are an experienced, well-rehearsed and unique vocal group. This performance will be one to remember.

Tickets £10 from

From Monday 16th September – Sunday 6th October

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. There will be a number of activities taking place under the moon during it’s time at the Cathedral, please check for updates on our website.

Wednesday 25th September 2019, 7:30 pm

The Britain's Got Talent finalists are performing at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday 25th September.

The D Day Darlings will perform under The Museum of the Moon.

Their set list will feature songs from their debut album "I'll Remember You" and many more wartime classics.

Come and join us for a truly unforgettable night.

Tickets £10 available from



Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October 2019

Derby Cathedral are thrilled to welcome back  Derby Folk Festival.

We really hope that you can join us, for either a full weekend of fabulous music, or even just a few concerts. This year’s format gives a range of opportunities to continue the fuller festival experience, or to pick and choose the individual concerts that you’d like to see.

Tickets available from Derby Live at


Saturday 9th November 2019, 7.00 pm

The Sanctuary welcome Sam Callahan.

Sam is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Essex. 

 He’s been performing since he was eight and he started writing his own music when he was just twelve. Intent, even then, on pursuing a career in the music industry.

 In 2013 Sam made it through to the live finals of the UK's X Factor and after getting to the final six he earned his place on the X Factor Arena Tour. 

 Sam says “The X Factor was an incredible experience but it wasn’t an entirely true representation of who I really am. Now I need to show the world what I’m really about and who I am as an artist in today's music industry”.

 Since then, Sam has been performing as an artist non-stop to packed venues all around the world. 

 Sam says, "My music comes straight from the heart, all written and composed by myself, there couldn't be a better representation of myself as an artist.”

 Planning to release new music after selling out Headline gig in London in November 2018, Sam's had a busy holiday season and has big things planned for 2019.

Tickets £10 available from Derby Live at

For the current edition of the Weekly News, please click here to download.

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Cathedral Music Scheme, please click here to download.


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