Can you offer a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors?
Do you have 2 hours a week or fortnight to spare?
No historical knowledge necessary but a willingness to gradually learn is desirable!
Treat your mum this Mother's Day to Afternoon Tea at Chapters 'the Cafe in the Close' on Sunday 30th March between 12.30 and 3.30pm.
Enjoy a delightful selection of freshly cut sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones served with strawberries and clotted cream- combined with a delicious cup of coffee or pot of tea.
Booking is advisable for this Mothers Day treat, on 01543 306125, the price is £8.95 per head and includes a free Mother's Day posy for every mum.
An opportunity has arisen at Lichfield Cathedral for a full-time Marketing Officer. Your role will be to manage and develop the Cathedral website and social media sites, to create and produce all Cathedral marketing materials, to promote events and visitor footfall and to produce copy and pro-actively handle all press releases.
You should have some marketing experience, good copy editing and proof reading skills, a grasp of in-house design programmes, knowledge of CMS and databases and good networking skills.
Hours: 35 hours per week excluding lunch break
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Holidays: 32 days per annum (including public holiday allowance)
Closing Date: Monday 17 March 2014
To pursue this opportunity, please download the job description and voluntary declaration form.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Fairtrade Mark in Lichfield.
Saturday 1 March, Co-op Food Store, Boley Park 1.00-3.00 pm. Come along for Fairtrade wine tastings and to meet Daniela Cedron from the Riojana Co-operative in Argentina.
Saturday 8 March, Speakers Corner at 12 noon. Speakers on Fairtrade; come and share your point of view.
Saturday 8 March, Market Square 10.00-4.00 pm. Fairtrade Lichfield stall in Market Square. Lots of Fairtrade samples donated by local supermarkets to be given away. If you would like to volunteer on the stall please contact Michael Hawkins on 01543 250332.
Would you like to be an Exhibition Host for the Holy Writ, an astounding exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral – a display of modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic calligraphy from 26 April – 15 June 2014.
The exhibition is an opportunity to see stunning work by leading lettering artists from 3 different faith traditions alongside loans from the British Museum and historic manuscripts from the British Library.
We are looking to recruit Exhibition Hosts to welcome visitors to the exhibition and to oversee the exhibits.
Volunteers should be over 18 years of age, would usually work 2 hour shifts and could be seated. Training will be given during March.
If you would like to be part of this exciting exhibition we would love to hear from you.
To obtain more information, please download the attached Exhibition Host role description. To apply for this position, please submit this application form and voluntary declaration form by email or post (CV's alone will not be accepted).
Have you always wondered what you can see from the top of Lichfield Cathedral’s tower?
Are you able to climb steps?
Do you like meeting people?
Lichfield Cathedral is opening its tower again for tours in 2014 and is looking to recruit Tower Tour Leaders. The Tower Tours will take place on Saturdays between Easter and October and more often during the school holidays.
Would you like to be part of the team giving these tours which will take place at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm and last 1.5 hours each?
Volunteers should be over 18 years of age and willing to lead 1 or more tours per day.
If you are physically fit, able to climb stairs, have a head for heights and no fear of confined spaces then we would love to hear from you.
To obtain more information, please download the attached Tower Tour Leader role description. To apply for this position, please submit this application form and declaration form by email or post (CV's alone will not be accepted).
The Staffordshire Hoard will be off display at Lichfield Cathedral between February 2 and March 15, 2014.
We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause for our visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Cathedral when the Hoard is back on display- at which time we hope that we will have some really exciting new information about the Staffordshire Hoard to share.
An exhibition by Iain McKillop for Lent - 5 March -27 April 2014
This major new series of life-size paintings by Iain McKillop is a form of visual prayer, contemplating the themes of hope and salvation. It developed as a response to the pain and struggle of so many innocents who suffer as a result of war. Inspired by a visit to Wurzburg, re-built after devastating air-raids, the paintings take visual inspiration from the art of the city: Tilman Riemenschneider, Johann Wagner, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and also German Expressionism. Conceived over several years the images encourage us to pray for the forgiveness, inner peace and world integrity which Jesus gave his life to achieve.
Iain’s work can be seen on his website: mckillop.weebly.com
The exhibition for Lent 2014 is a series of stations, encouraging us to make a pilgrimage around the Cathedral to contemplate and pray. It consists of 21 paintings: ‘Gethsemane’, paintings exploring
Christ’s inner struggle, responding to the needs of the world, The Seven Last Words from the Cross and Christ’s Resurrection appearances. The Seven Last Words were first used as part of the Liturgy of the Passion in Iain’s own Surrey church on Good Friday last year. In gestation for several years, the Lichfield exhibition brings together he completed works for the first time.
Iain will give a talk exploring themes within these works as part of the Cathedral Lent Lectures Series on Thurs 6 March at 1.15 in the Cathedral.
what it means to be made in the image of God
Every Thursday in Lent at 13:15
Thursday 6 March - 'Personhood' by The Rev’d Iain McKillop (Painter of Christian religious art)
Thursday 13 March - 'Ethnicity & Nation State' by The Rev’d Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons)
Thursday 20 March - 'Disability' by The Rev’d Philip Maddock (Former Advisor, Ministry of and among Deaf & Disabled People)
Thursday 27 March - 'Dementia' by The Rev’d David Primrose (Director of Transforming Communities, Diocese of Lichfield)
Thursday 3 April - 'Gender & Sexuality' by Dr Nicola Slee (Research Fellow, The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education)
Thursday 10 April - 'Faith & Culture' The Rev’d John Barnett (Interfaith Officer, Wolverhampton Episcopal Area)
All lectures begin at 13:15 in the Nave of the Cathedral. The sessions which will allow opportunity for questions will conclude at 14:15.
Entry is free but donations to a retiring collection are requested.
The Apostles is one of Elgar’s most eloquent and beautiful works, with dramatic choral writing and a vivid and exciting orchestral score, and the Cathedral Chorus’ forthcoming performance looks set to bring all that drama and excitement to Lichfield Cathedral. From the haunting beauty of the dawn psalm to the terror felt by the disciples on the storm-tossed sea, the Apostles is filled with contrasts. The story of Jesus’ life through its impact on those closest to him, it is an intense, emotional journey through the lives of very ordinary men and women.
The Apostles will be performed in Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday April 12th, 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £7.50 to £17.50, are available now from Lichfield Garrick Box Office 01543 412121, www.lichfieldgarrick.com
Read more: Elgar's Apostles performed by the Lichfield Cathedral Chorus
Join the Friends of Lichfield Cathedral on their Tour of Northern France in 2014.
It is nearly 30 years since the Friends visited northern France: the last occasion being to Coutances in 1987 and as 2014 is a significant year in Britains history a tour to Normandy has been arranged.
Everyone is most welcome to join this wonderful tour which departs on Monday 8 September and returns Saturday 13 September.
If you are considering joining in the tour or would just like some more detailed information, you are invited to a Welcome Evening on Monday 24 March at 19:30 in The Old Stables, The Close, Lichfield.
For additional information please download the attached detailed tour itinerary, or to confirm your booking please read the document attached on how to book.
Read more: Friends of Lichfield Cathedral-Tour of Northern France 2014
The Staffordshire Band presents Brasstacular! Live at Lichfield Cathedral.
Saturday 29 March 2014 19:30
Back by popular demand! A spectacular evening of movie classics, the Planets and much, much more from this award winning local band. Plus special guests.
Tickets £10, Kids £1 (16 and under)
Available from The Shop, No.9 The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD. Tel 01543 306150
Proceeds to the East End Appeal
Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy is a major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014, displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to convey the written word. The exhibition includes sculpture, woodcarving, digital animation and textile art, as well as two-dimensional work.
Leading calligraphers are creating work specifically for the exhibition and some work will be borrowed from the British Museum. Historical context will be provided by the Cathedral’s own St Chad’s Gospels and by ancient Jewish and Islamic documents from the British Library.
A programme of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, with activities appropriate to all ages and levels of interest, will accompany the exhibition.
Please look out for further information over the coming months or download the attached leaflet.
Presented by Lord Cormack DL, FSA
On Thursday 1 May 2014, 19:30
Lady Ann Fender was a key member of Lichfield Cathedral Council, its Fundraising Coordination Group and champion of the Herkenrode Glass. Ann worked tirelessly to bring Lichfield Cathedral, and its remarkable architecture and treasures to public attention. As a tribute to her unique and inspirational role the Cathedral is pleased to be hosting this Inaugural Lecture of what is to become a biennial event.
Read more: 2014 Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture Cathedrals, Faith and Heritage: Whose responsibility?
The Lichfield Cathedral East End Appeal project is nearing its final phase, with just under £200,000 left to raise before we achieve our target to re-install the Herkenrode Glass in Spring 2015.
In support of the appeal we are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Give a Lasting Gift’ campaign. Whether you want an inspiring and unusual gift for Christmas, or simply wish to delight you family and friends with a meaningful and lasting birthday present, then look no further than our wonderful Cathedral.
The concept of ‘Give a Lasting Gift’ is simple, we have identified a wonderful selection of images that feature within the Herkenrode glass and are inviting sponsorship for the cleaning and conservation of these images. The cost to sponsor the image of your choice ranges from £5,000 for an image of Christ down to £100 for an angel or cherub- so whatever your budget, everyone can help to save an amazing piece of history.
Read more: 'Give a Lasting Gift' and help us conserve a piece of history
Lichfield Cathedral once again invites visitors to turn back the pages of time and explore the historic books and illuminated manuscripts housed in the Cathedral private library which was built in 1249. A truly unique opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of our incredible collection housed above the Chapter House.
We received such exceptional demand and positive visitor feedback during 2013, we are pleased to add the following dates to our Library Tour timetable for 2014.
April 9th, May 17th, June 4 th & 21st, July 2nd & 26th, August 6th & 16th, September 3rd, 13th, October 8th, November 8th
As part of our 2014 Library Tour package price, we are now including a visit to Chapters 'Cafe in the Close'-where you can relax and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake. Your ticket will also entitle you to a 10 per cent discount on any purchases at the Cathedral Shop on the day of your tour.
Shopping, eating and drinking-the perfect end to an enlightening tour!
Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Read more: Library Tours 2014
Ekklesia is a group for young people aged between 11 and 29 years. The evening will include an informal, contemplative and reflective service following by the opportunity to chat and make new friends from around the diocese.
Ekklesia meets every 2nd Sunday of the month - our next meeting is on 9 March 18:00
For more information please click here
Remember a loved one or celebrate a special day by lighting up Lichfield Cathedral.
Lighting up Lichfield Cathedral costs just £25 per hour, which includes VAT and a special listing of your floodlighting booking displayed in the cathedral.
At Lichfield Cathedral - as a contributor to Fairtrade in the City, and host to a Fairtrade stall - we aspire through our commercial enterprises company to look beyond pure economics and to be conscious of the wider implications of our business decisions.
In particular, in selecting and sourcing products for sale, we try to support suppliers who themselves are committed to ethical trading, whether for social or environmental benefit. When conditions allow, preference is given to sourcing as locally as possible within the UK.
The Diocesan Digest is the monthly sound magazine of Lichfield Cathedral and has been created to provide news and information to those who are blind or visually impaired.
If you would like to hear a short introduction to the Diocesan Digest service please click here.
Alternatively if you know someone who is registered visually impaired, and who you think might benefit from receiving the Digest, please click here to download the Diocesan Digest leaflet.
This will help you find out more about the Diocesan Digest and details the various ways you can access your copy.
If you are registered blind or partially sighted please register or log into your account now.
If you are not registered blind or partially sighted but would still like to register please provide your contact detail now. Please note there may be a small charge for this service.