Events at Rochester Cathedral
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The Cathedral will be closed to the public at 12.45pm on the 4th, 5th and 6th December. The Cathedral is hosting Carol Services for several local schools. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A special service will take place on Saturday 10th November led by the Cathedral Voluntary Choir. All the music and readings have a connection with war and peace.
Anthems by Herbert Howells, Peter Aston, Felix Mendelssohn, David Terry, Jehan Alain.
Organ music by Howells and Alain.
Readings from Wilfred Owen, John Donne and the Old Testament.
For the under 5’s and the young at heart: Explore the Cathedral, meeting animal friends as you go.
Jeremy Lloyd, the Cathedral’s new Assistant Director of Music and Sub Organist, will be delighting our ears with a programme of French organ music following Choral Evensong on Sunday 16 September. The concert will open with the first movement of Alexandre Guilmant’s first Sonata, following this rousing and electrifying composition Jeremy will play works by César Franck, Joseph Bonnet, Eugène Gigout and Jehan Alain; Jeremy’s programme concludes with the beautifully crafted and thrilling Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain by Maurice Duruflé.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.
We've got amazing family craft activities happening on Tuesdays throughout August down in the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral. Come along and make something this summer. There's something different happening every Tuesday.
Sessions are from 10.30 - 12.30 and 13.30-15.30.
For more details of our activities in August see here.
A full peal is being attempted today by a visiting team of bellringers. A full peal requires over 5000 different changes (or combinations of the order of bells) to be rung without a break and, if successful, will take in the order of 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
Rochester Cathedral has 10 bells, cast in 1921 by Gillett and Johnston. They are tuned to D major and the tenor (the heaviest bell) weighs 30-0-14cwt (1500kg approx).
For further information on our bell ringers see here.
Join us in the Garth for outdoor theatre
Amazing family craft activities on Tuesdays throughout August in the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral
Join us in the Garth for outdoor Shakespeare