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Katharine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, was buried at Peterborough Cathedral on 29th January 1536. This tangible link with history is commemorated with a Festival to honour Katharine and highlight the fascinating times in which she lived.
Rehearsals are about to begin for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in Peterborough Cathedral, on Saturday 12th March, and Peterborough Festival Chorus is inviting new members to join them.
Works to re-pitch the Peterborough Cathedral organ from Old Philharmonic to Standard concert pitch, and completion of repairs to the mosaic floor near to the high altar, will affect the route visitors take around the Cathedral during January.
Peterborough Cathedral shop has halved the price of its 2016 calendar and slashed the price of remaining packs of Christmas cards.
Fourteen children enjoyed a week of fun and friendship at the Cathedral in July when Heritage Learning Assistant Judi Horspole led a Holiday Club entitled “Seaside Rock”.
“When you tell a group of children that they are going on a trip they get really excited … until you say it’s to a church!” says Alex Carton who starts work as the Cathedral’s Schools and Families Officer in January.
The quiet tapping of chisels and the occasional hum of a vacuum cleaner on the mosaic floor of the Presbytery, near to the high altar, were replaced in October and November 2015 by the rather the much louder noise of stone grinding equipment.
Popular Christmas carols such as Once in Royal David’s City, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Hark the Herald Angels Sing feature on a the CD released by Peterborough Cathedral Choir at Christmas 2015.
What better way to spend a gloomy Winter afternoon than looking around one of the most beautiful buildings in England, in the company of a friendly volunteer guide?
The latest “Pipewatch” video is out. This is the second in our series of short videos following the story of re-pitching Peterborough Cathedral's organ from Old Philharmonic to standard Concert Pitch.