A fun and creative way for your child to learn to follow Jesus!
Body: All children are welcome to join the activities of The Ark. Children who have not yet started primary school should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Ark meets during the 10.45am Sunday Cathedral Eucharist, assembling in the north aisle near the pulpit towards the end of the first hymn. Look for the dove which is usually carried by one of the children or ask one of the welcomers.
The children go to the Beddoes Room (downstairs through the Vestry) for activities, and we aim to bring the children back up into the Cathedral to say the Lord’s Prayer together in the Court Area (near the Vestry doors) and get the children back to their parents / carers before going up for Communion.
At all times the children are supervised by a leader and helper who have both been fully DBS checked and trained in the Cathedral’s Fire Evacuation procedure. In the unlikely event of a fire the children will be taken directly out of the Cathedral via the downstairs doors and supervised closely until reunited with parents / carers in the assembly area.
Activities include the following and much more:
Drink and Snack
Programme for Autumn Term 2016
2 October Harvest Service with the Ark taking part and helping to lead
9 October Jesus brings freedom
16 October Jesus brings challenge
23 October half-term break
30 October Jesus brings salvation
6 November Making choices
13 November Flood warning! Noah's ark
20 November Rainbow promise: after the flood
Ark sessions on 27 November, 4 December and 11 December will look at the stories of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus, and will also include rehearsal time fo:
18 December NATIVITY PLAY: an Ark take-over
21 December at 3.00 pm Journey to Bethlehem - exploring the Christmas story with activities and carols for all ages
24th February 2016
As a parallel exhibition to A Derbyshire Passion, which will be seen in the Cathedral from 12th March, the Sir Richard Morris Lounge will display The Path to Calvary by Mark Cazalet. This is a set of lino cuts commissioned in 1994 to illustrate a book. It takes the traditional fourteen ‘Stations of the Cross’ and adds a fifteenth without which the others are sheer catastrophe, an image of the Resurrection, Mark Cazalet is a well established and versatile London based artist, trained at Chelsea and Falmouth Schools of Art with further experience in Paris and Baroda (India). He has received many commissions, two of the most recent being in engraved glass, a window of St Cedd for Chelmsford Cathedral and two screens for the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield. In ‘The Path to Calvary’ the stark reality of Jesus’ sufferings is realistically portrayed without attempting either historical accuracy or sentimental effects.They present the viewer with a challenging opportunity to meditate on the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
The exhibition will open on Tuesday 1st March and continue until Thursday 31st March, 9am to 5pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
For further information contact the Exhibitions Officer, Geoff Robson. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
15th February 2016
Detail of Jesus Meets His Mother by Jenny Mather
Derby Cathedral will host an exhibition of fifteen works of art by Derbyshire artists this Easter. The artists have each created one of the traditional Stations of the Cross.
The works of art in ‘A Derbyshire Passion’ tell the story of the Passion – the trial and death of Jesus – with a Derbyshire eye. Visitors will be able to experience the sequence of works of art as a whole and will also see details and perspectives that are unique to these artists. The works include paintings, textiles and lettering. With a variety of skills and approaches, they unite to tell the story of Easter.
‘A Derbyshire Passion’ will be open to visitors to Derby Cathedral, free of charge, from Saturday 12th March until Thursday 31st March. The Stations of the Cross will form part of the experience of worshippers during the Cathedral’s Holy Week and Easter services.
‘We are delighted to host an exhibition on this scale and subject,’ said the Dean of Derby, the Very Reverend Dr John Davies DL, ‘and very grateful to the artists for giving us their unique perspectives on the story of Easter. For the few weeks it is with us ‘A Derbyshire Passion’ will transform the Cathedral and we hope it will also tell the story of Easter unforgettably for all our visitors.’
For details of related events during the exhibition see www.derbycathedral.org
Saturday 27th February at 7.00 pm
The Derby High School and Grammar School Choral Society will be presenting their 12th annual concert. The concert will consist of a piano concerto by Bach, music by John Rutter and Faure's beautiful requiem.
The concert will be conducted and directed by Ed Temple and the soloist will be Haruka Yamamoto. Tickets are available on the door or reservations from Gail Mann on 01332 514267. This concert is open to the general public.
Saturday 16th April at 7.00 pm
With special guests Derwent Brass
Compered by BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter
with the Alfreton, Pye Hill &District and Chesterfield Male Voices Choir
Tickets £12.50 on the door - £10 in advance, available from Foulds Music Store and www.dcmvchoir.com
29th January 2016
The Derby-based photographer, Ewan Mathers, will launch his new exhibition ‘The Secret Cathedral’ on Thursday February 4th, 2016. A graduate of Derby University’s famed Photography department, he has established himself as one of Derby’s leading photographers, but he also enjoys using his skills in original non-commercial ways. ‘The Secret Cathedral’ is the result of an investigation carried out over many weeks behind the scenes at Derby Cathedral, which has taken him up the Cathedral’s landmark tower, into the crypt and even behind the famous Smith of Derby clock!
‘The Secret Cathedral’ will give intriguing insights into the newly refurbished Derby Cathedral. As he says of his work, ’I try to develop images that allow the viewer to make new personal associations. The aim is always to invite the viewer to see what they may have missed. In this project I have brought my personal perspective to Derby Cathedral to accentuate features that I feel are representative elements of the whole experience of visiting this building.’
Will you recognise the features Ewan’s photographs reveal? The exhibition will launch with a free reception on Thursday February 4th, at 5pm and continue until Monday 29th February, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.
Photographs by Ewan Mathers depicting the secrets of Derby Cathedral, including the medieval dog at the feet of the Sub-Dean Johnson Tomb and a small cog behind the face of Derby Cathedral’s Smith of Derby Clock.
Derby Cathedral is the Cathedral for the people of Derby and Derbyshire. Founded in 943AD, the Church of All Saints became a Cathedral in 1927. Although one of the smallest cathedrals in England, its Tudor tower is the second highest in the UK. Derby Cathedral is a gem of Enlightenment and Tudor architecture, and a centre of city, regional and national life.
Be a part of Derby Cathedral Choir!
Outstanding opportunities for boys in Y3+ (aged 7/8) and girls in Y5+ (aged 9/10).
Find out more, or book an audition place now by calling the Director of Music, Hugh Morris
T: 01332 202231 or 07760 766199
E: email@example.com (direct email)
Girls choir auditions:
Sunday 13th March, 2.00-5.00pm (contact Hugh to book an audition)
Open evening: Sunday 13th March.
Join us for Evensong at 6.00pm, followed by a presentation and Q/A session over drinks.
Boys choir auditions:
Sunday 20th March, 2.00-5.00pm
For more information, visit our Music page.
Thursday 18th February 2016
The Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of the Mission and Public Affairs Division, Archbishops’ Council
From 11.40 am Coffee in the Cathedral
12 noon First session on the recent report chaired by Lady Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, thought to be not a satisfactory way forward for the CofE.
The speaker will summarise and critique ideas in the report.
1.00 pm Informal lunch in the Cavendish Area of the Cathedral, and time to engage individually with the speaker.
1.30 pm The second session will see Malcolm Brown outline suggestions for the church’s public ministry in the coming decade. How should we ‘do God’?
‘Doing God’ in public is perhaps the issue for the Church of England to face, in a context and a society which seems both to exclude mention of God, but also to value on occasion the church’s presence, ministry and intervention: a complex situation to reflect on.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th February. There is no charge for the day.
A presentation by Canon Dave Perkins, with guitar accompaniment.
Friday 4th March, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Tickets: Adults £8, children free
At the Cathedral, in the Beddoes Room;
access from Full Street
Tickets from the Cathedral Social Committee
(or via the Cathedral Office)
The work of Pinxton musician Graham Hall will take centre stage at Sinfonia Viva’s ‘Timeless Classics’ concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 2 with the premiere of orchestrations of two well-known pieces.
Graham is Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Timpanist and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator. He has created new versions of two of the greatest 20th century blockbusters of classical music – Mahler’s 1st Symphony and Ravel’s String Quartet.
They will be performed for the first time by the Orchestra at the evening concert under the baton of Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor Duncan Ward.
Graham is one of the Orchestra’s original players when it started life as the East of England Orchestra 34 years ago.
Born in 1960, Graham studied at the Royal Academy of Music under the watchful eye of James Blades. On leaving London he taught for two years in his home city of Nottingham as a peripatetic percussion tutor before going freelance as a player in 1984.
Graham will, unfortunately, not be performing with Sinfonia Viva on March 2 having had a stroke 14 months ago.
Graham Hall added: “I was encouraged to develop my arranging work by Sinfonia Viva and my work has been featured in previous New Year’s Eve Gala Concerts at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and at the Darley Park concerts."
“This has been by far my most ambitious piece of arranging work commissioned by Sinfonia Viva. I am looking forward to the performance and feedback from the players and audience alike."
“Since the stroke, my playing has moved onto the back burner but it has been a chance to re-orchestrate my life and increase my music preparation work."
Duncan Ward continued: “Our theme for the Derby concerts this year has been to showcase the many and varied talents within the Viva family.
“In January we highlighted soloists Adam Mackenzie and Emily Pailthorpe and I am delighted that Graham’s skills will come to the fore in the March concert with his two fantastic arrangements.
“With great sensitivity and flair, Graham has distilled Mahler’s epic symphonic forces down to an ensemble of just sixteen players – allowing us to revel in the chamber-music style counterpoint that drives this cosmically revelatory musical voyage.
“The ‘Hall magnifying glass’ is applied in the opposite direction for the Ravel.
“In this case he imagines the wider palette of sonic colours the French master may have employed had he composed this heavenly music not for string quartet but for one of every instrument in the orchestra.
“It is therefore a unique chance to hear a popular masterpiece in a distinctly new light.”
Tickets for the concert at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday March 2 starting at 7.30pm are £20 (£18 concessions) or £17 if previously booked alongside Sinfonia Viva’s January 2016 Derby Cathedral concert. Available from Derby LIVE, Tel: 01332 255800, online at www.derbylive.co.uk or in person at the Assembly Rooms box office.
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Wednesday 10th February, 1.05 pm and 7.30 pm
To mark Ash Wednesday, the 1.05 pm Eucharist and 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist will include the imposition of ashes.
Ashes to Go
12 noon - 2.00 pm
To mark the beginning of Lent, people have traditionally been marked with ash on their foreheads. Ashes to Go stations will be outside Derby Cathedral and outisde St Peter's in the City at lunchtime on Ash Wednesday, providing a chance to reflect. Passers-by can choose to be marked with ash as a way to begin Lent, remember God, or just to stop and think about how their lives could be different.
Wednesday 27th, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm
As part of this day of remembrance, a Stone Setting Service will take place at the Bridge Chapel at 3.00 pm, followed by a Holocaust Memorial Service at the Cathedral, Starting at 6.00 pm.
Full details of other activities taking place in the city on Holocaust Memorial Day can be found here>>
Wednesdays throughout January and February (see list below); Derby Cathedral Café, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Where are the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam on some basic matters of faith?
Join two leading theologians for one or all of the free sessions below to explore the relationship between the two faiths.
January 13th: Notions of 'God'
January 20th: 'Humanity' in Islam and Christianity
February 3rd: Salvation: A Comparison
Sessions led by:
David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam (University of Birmingham)
The Revd Dr Simon Taylor, Canon Chancellor, Derby Cathedral