Holy Week 2015
The Bishop of Derby will soon be giving three Holy Week addresses at the Cathedral, details as below. He will be seeking to link the story of Christ’s passion and death with themes connected with good government and the forthcoming general election.
The Cathedral will be hosting a variety of services for all who are interested to gather round the Bishop and hear some of his interpretation. There will be free parking in the Cathedral car park or on Iron Gate, just outside the Cathedral.
Here at Derby Cathedral we'll always be here to help you through one of life's most difficult times. Funerals at Derby Cathedral are available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it's needed. When someone dies, there's so much to think about and so much to organise. We understand how difficult this can be, but we can help you say your final goodbye in a way that really helps. Each person is unique – in personality and in life experience. A funeral at Derby Cathedral allows you to give thanks for the unique person you knew and loved in a way that gives comfort and hope.
Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.
For your child, being baptized at a Christening marks the start of a lifelong journey of faith as part of the local and worldwide Christian family.
If you would like to find out more about Baptisms please contact the Derby Cathedral Office on 01332 341201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wherever and whenever you choose to get married, you make a public declaration of life-long commitment to love each other faithfully and take on a whole new legal status as husband and wife. It is a considerable commitment to make. Derby Cathedral, as part of The Church of England, thoroughly believes in marriage for the wellbeing of individuals and society. If you have found 'the one', and you are committed to each other in every respect, there is so much more adventure ahead. Derby Cathedral would be thrilled to be part of that adventure too.
If you are interested in getting married at Derby Cathedral please do ring the Cathedral Office where you can arrange to talk to a member of clergy about your possible wedding. You can contact the Cathedral Office on 01332 341201 or by email email@example.com.
You can then arrange to come along to a Sunday service to meet with them to discuss the wedding in more detail.
Derby Churches Night Shelter started in winter 2013 in response to a severe cut in funding for homeless beds by Derby City Council announed in April 2013. The Night Shelter runs from December through to the end of March each year.
Working together to meet the urgent need for safe overnight accommodation for Derby's street homeless, seven church venues in or near the city centre open one night per week in rotation - Derby Cathedral is the venue on a Monday evening. Volunteers provide a warm welcome and a substantial meal for 35 guests. Paid overnight staff then take over as guests slepp in sleeping bags on mattresses on the church floor.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When the Cathedral reopens in September 2015 after its major interior refurbishment, once again there will be lots to see.
Derby Cathedral has one of the tallest church towers in the country, and there are regular tower tours. Bess of Hardwick, together with many members of the Cavendish family, have their memorials here. There is a treasury with lots of Cathedral and diocesan silver. The Bakewell Screen and two windows by Ceri Richards are deservedly very famous, drawing international attention.
The interior of the Cathedral, presently being redecorated, is an Enlightenment triumph, filled with light, wonderfully surprising to those who expect religious gloom!
Do come to visit! There were nearly 50,000 visitors last year, and all are welcome. There is a café, and bookshop, opposite the Cathedral. And the Bridge Chapel is less than a five minute walk away.
Our welcomers will greet you as you enter the Cathedral and we also have a team of experienced guides who will be very happy to take you on a tour of the Cathedral. To organise a visit to the Cathedral please call the Cathedral office on 01332 341201 or by email email@example.com