Simply put, the Cathedral is for everyone. It is suitable for all ages, backgrounds, disabilities and understanding. Generally speaking, it can be split into 5 main areas when describing its unique and invaluable purpose:
For worship, prayer and pastoral care
The Cathedral’s primary function is to provide a sacred space for worship, as well as providing vital ministry and pastoral care to its community. As such the Cathedral is a resource for all to utilise for private prayer, regular services, community groups or even just as a quiet space to reflect on personal matters and seek some comfort at any time of the day.
To find out more about worship at Peterborough Cathedral please click here or contact our Canon’s office on 01733 355310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For visiting, discovering, enjoying and appreciating a top UK landmark destination
The Cathedral is also seen as a stunning attraction for visitors. It was even voted a top 10 UK landmark in a 2007 Fujilfilm users poll. With a permanent exhibition telling the fascinating story of Peterborough Cathedral through the ages, the Cathedral is steeped in history and has a multitude of key points of interest not to mention stunning architecture, bountiful religious treasures and numerous intriguing stories and legends.
Please click here to find out more about why Peterborough Cathedral is well worth a visit as a top UK landmark or contact our Education and Visitor Officer Linda Dowell on 01733 355315, email email@example.com
For an exciting array of diverse events for public enjoyment
The Cathedral also operates as a venue for community events and public performances, ranging from large orchestral concerts and live television broadcasts to small art displays, talks and recitals.
The Cathedral works closely with the city to run a diverse array of inclusive, accessible and extremely interesting events that has resulted in a mock prison cell being installed as part of National Prisoner’s Week, brave members of the public scaling the scaffolding on one of the West Front’s tallest towers for ‘Pinnacle Pioneers’ and a 70 strong team of authentic Viking Knights re-enacting battle in the Cathedral Cloisters for the Peterborough Heritage Festival.
Please click here to find out more information about What’s on at the Cathedral 2009 or contact our Marketing Officer Rebecca Hooper on 01733 355315, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For education and learning in schools and with adults in the wider community
There are numerous opportunities for learning at the Cathedral and not just about Christianity. Trips to the Cathedral are extremely popular with local schools as our tour programmes fall in line with the National Curriculum and can be tailored around subjects such as science, RE, history and art and design.
As well as school tours, we also offer the opportunity for interactive school roadshows where our Education Officer comes out to the school with slides, model displays, clothes and props for children to enjoy. We also run very popular Tudor Days.
Education at Peterborough Cathedral is not just for children, as we also offer a number of enriching projects and courses for adults as well. From Bible study, to confirmation preparation to our film groups, reading groups and a fascinating library – the scope for learning at this great public site is truly limitless.
For more information on any of the above please click here to be taken to our Education and Learning section or contact our Visits Officer Linda Dowell on 01733 355300, email email@example.com
For a unique yet affordable business venue for conferencing, hospitality and private events
As the Cathedral stands in the Benedictine monastic tradition of offering hospitality, its services have grown to include offering commercial conferencing space and venue hire within the Cathedral grounds.
We have 4 main venues for conferencing and 5 venues suitable for private events. Capacity at present is for between 2-70 people indoors, although the stunning Deanery Gardens as our only outdoor venue can accomodate many more.
If you would like more information on our commercial offering please click here or alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update on 05-06-2011 by Richard.