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Choral Evensong in Celebration of Ruskin Bicentenary

  • Manchester Cathedral Victoria Street Manchester, M3 1SX United Kingdom (map)

Manchester Cathedral | Time: 5.30-6.30pm | Cost: free, just show up | MORE INFO HERE

Have you ever wondered what a church service might have been like in the Victorian period?  Here is your chance to experience one in the Gothic setting of Manchester Cathedral.

In celebration of John Ruskin's bicentenary, Manchester Cathedral is holding a Choral Evensong inspired by him.  

The service will use the Book of Common Prayer (the 1660 revision) and the Authorised Version of the Bible (1611).  The Lessons are ones which are significant for Ruskin, and will be read by Dr Rachel Dickinson (Guild of St George and Manchester Metropolitan University) and Marion McClintock (Manchester Cathedral and Ruskin Seminars, Lancaster University).  The hymns include two by George Herbert, a poet Ruskin admire, as well as one that was written for Ruskin's funeral by Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust.  The address will be given by the Master of Ruskin's charity, the Guild of St George, Clive Wilmer (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge). The Dean of Manchester, The Very Revd Rogers Govender, is leading the service.