Past news items about the Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust is delighted and excited to announce that, for the first time in the cathedral’s history, the Nave of Hereford Cathedral will be opened to host a highly prestigious evening of dining and entertainment.
Art of the Crucifixion and Eastertide
Hereford Cathedral’s season of summer lunchtime concerts begin on 1 April with a special Easter Monday concert at 1.15 pm. Peter Dyke will be playing a selection of popular and colourful music showing off the fabulous cathedral organ to full effect.
Hereford Cathedral has a variety of pieces of plate (that is, silverware) both ancient and modern. The cathedral also acts as a treasury for many historic pieces of plate from parish churches throughout the diocese.
A grand appeal During the 1930s, the bishop of Chelmsford put in hand a fund to build new churches in the very populous part of his diocese which was the section of Essex adjacent to London’s east end. The church of St George, East Ham was a temporary structure and a permanent church was much needed. The depression of the 1930s wasn’t an ideal time for such an appeal, but, as so often happens, in difficult times people do rise to the occasion magnificently.
Hereford Cathedral is fortunate in possessing one of the few medieval shrines which weren’t destroyed at the Reformation. The Shrine of St Thomas of Hereford dates back to the 1280s and, when most shrines were destroyed in the 1540s, miraculously survived.
A new CD is available this Christmas featuring Hereford Cathedral Choir. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this traditional music compilation which is sure to become a firm family favourite.
The Dean of Hereford's new book Saints and Sinners is now available for purchase priced at £20 from the Cathedral Shop.
The new Cathedral Calling has now been published. Please click on the link below to view a downloadable colour version. Alternatively pick up a black and white printed copy from the cathedral.
This Easter there will be tours of the cathedral tower on offer. Our guides will accompany you up the 218 steps in the tower to the roof where you will be able to enjoy a birdseye view of the city and county .