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Carol Services at 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm

Unfortunately there are now no tickets left for either of our Christmas Eve services.


Monday 21st December 2015 at 3.00 pm

Take part in this unique family friendly interpretation of the Christmas story. Children are invited to come along in their nativity costumes. A free to attend service, all welcome

'The Migrant Summit: Welcoming the Stranger'

Friday 2nd october 2015

Is in response to the humanitarian crisis in Europe and the Middle East. The scale of the issue is overwhelming both politically and morally. However what is the most appropriate response and what can the public offer?

This event seeks to inform delegates about the national picture, what is happening in Derby at the moment and how the public can provide practical support.

Guest speakers will include Pauline Latham OBE MP, Derby City Council officers and portfolio holders, local voluntary groups who are working with refugees and asylum seekers in Derby.


Programme for the day:

10.30 a.m - coffee

11 - 11.45 a.m - Welcome and introduction by the Bishop of Derby

- The facts on the ground - Pop Gill, Officer for Community Cohesion, Derby City Council

- The national picture - Pauline Latham OBE MP

- The local picture - Cllr Asaf Afzal, Cabinet member for Cohesion & Integration, Derby City Council


11.45 - 12.30 - Open Space discussion session

12.30- 1.00 p.m - lunch

1- 2.00 p.m - What is happening in the voluntary sector?

- Panel discussion and Q&A with - Margaret Beckett MP, Pauline Latham OBE MP, Derby City Council representative and refugee charities

- Positive action: what can we do? - the Red Cross

2.00 p.m - Close by the Bishop of Derby

To register your place please click here>>


Saturday 19th December 2015

Concert starts at 7.30 pm

Tickets priced at £10/£15/£18 and can be purchased online or Tel: 01332 702162.
Handel’s Messiah is a Christmas tradition like carols or mince pies. Begin your celebrations with a live performance sang by the country’s oldest choral society.

Friday 18th December 2015

From 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

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Experience the Christmas lights of Derby from over 200 foot high. Includes mulled wine and homemade Bakewell mince pies as a reward! Pre-booking is required, tickets are priced at £8 and are available from the Cathedral Bookshop from the 1st December.

Friday 11th Dec, 7.30 pm

A concert of festive music and carols, performed by Derby’s Premier Brass Band Derwent Brass, with special guests the Derby Central Salvation Army Band.

Tickets £6 in advance, £8 door. Children (under 14) half price. Available from

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Wednesday 9th Dec, 7.30 pm

Join us for an evening of festive music, mulled wine and mince pies and the chance to sing along to some of your Christmas Favorites. Including performances from a 100 voice children’s choir from local primary schools.

All tickets £5.00 available from the Rainbows website or from the performers.

Saturday 5th December, 7.00 pm

A musical double-bill!

Derby Cathedral Choir presents a musical banquet to celebrate the Church’s Feast of St Nicholas. Come and find out more about the real Santa Claus. Music will include Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass, written to celebrate the nameday of Haydn’s employer, Prince Nicolaus Esterhazy, on 6th December 1772.

Since St Nicholas is an Advent Saint, there will also be Baroque music to prepare for the Festive Season, including Bach’s famous Advent Cantata, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, and a sprinkling of Christmas sparkle thrown in.

Presented with orchestra.

Tickets include a glasss of mulled wine and a mince pie and are priced £15 (centre nave), £10 (side aisles and balcony) and £5 (retrochoir - restricted view), accompanied children are free (u16), are available from the Cathedral bookshop, Foulds and online>>

Friday 4th December 2015

Concert starts at 7.30 pm

Tickets have unfortunately now sold out for this concert.

A fantastic way to start the Christmas season, Derby Hospitals Choir annual concert for hospital beneficiaries. The choir will be accompanied by Derwent Brass with compere Charles Hanson.

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A Cathedral Seminar on "Religion in Britain since 1945: A Persistent Paradox"

with Professor Grace Davie

Author of a recent book with the same title, copies will be available.

Wednesday 7th October: Drinks at 7.00 pm

Seminar at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral Retro Choir

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Grace Davie is one of the most authoritative, balanced and accessible commentators on modern religion in Britain. Her take is that modern British people can’t quite do with or without religion, and markedly value a “weak established church.”

In her acclaimed recent book she suggests two contemporary modes of ‘being church’ in the Church of England: “conservative enclaves” and open institutions – often cathedrals. There is much to explore in a presentation and conversation ….. All will be very welcome.

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