Readings & Music for Remembrance-Tide
Nov
10
3:15 PM15:15

Readings & Music for Remembrance-Tide

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.

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Sep
16
4:30 PM16:30

Organ Recital

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.

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Wonderful Windmills – Crafty Cathedral Family Drop-in
Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Wonderful Windmills – Crafty Cathedral Family Drop-in

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.

Cost: 50p

For more details of our activities in August see here.

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Bell ringing - Quarter Peal attempt
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Bell ringing - Quarter Peal attempt

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.

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