The Exeter Nativity – A Journey to Life!

The Exeter Nativity I A Journey to Life! Exeter Cathedral’s Nativity Returns! Of course nothing is certain these days but we have plans for a full scale production with actors and animals, a slightly rebellious heavenly host, music to enjoy, and carols to sing. The action will begin in the Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday […]

Growing in Faith Series – Magnificat Today

Magnificat Today: Counter-cultural living in communion with the saints Canon Chris Palmer invites you to engage in an evening to explore how Mary’s song of praise and protest inspires our living and discipleship. Chris prepared this material for teaching for South West Ministerial Training Scheme, and is delighted to offer it to the cathedral community […]

Growing in Faith Series – Little Advent Programme

Little Advent Programme As part of our preparation for Christmas, we shall look at each in turn of the four Sunday gospels prescribed for us this year during the Advent season. To help with this, beginning in the week before Advent and continuing through each of the three following weeks, the Cathedral will post online […]

Angels of Hope

  By Deborah Custance-Baker, Before lockdown, Exeter Cathedral were planning to host the Guinness Attempt of the Longest Line of Knitted Bunting, but due to the pandemic this was not possible. Instead, Devon County Show are now patiently waiting for Guinness to confirm the record. However, Exeter Cathedral has now asked if we would think […]

Library & Archives Show and Tell: The Foundation Charter on Display

(focus on Edward’s name ‘EADVVEARDUS REX’) For one day only… and in celebration of the Feast of Edward the Confessor, Founder of Exeter Cathedral. The Cathedral’s original Foundation Charter is being put on display for one day only on Tuesday, 13th October, the Feast of Edward the Confessor. Exeter Cathedral was founded in 1050 by […]

Library & Archives Show and Tell: ‘Rosa Medicinae’ on Display

Rosa Medicinae (Rose of Medicine), a wonderfully detailed look at diseases and medicine written in 1313. One of the greatest medieval English physicians, John of Gaddesden, wrote his most famous book, Rosa Medicinae (Rose of Medicine) in 1313. He is even mentioned by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales. For one day only… Usually kept […]

The Exon Domesday on Display

The Exon Domesday is a unique surviving draft of William the Conqueror’s famous Domesday survey of 1086. It has been at Exeter Cathedral since at least the 14th century. Covering the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this 1,000-page document gives an extraordinary insight into life – and taxes – in Norman England. […]

The Exeter Book on Display

  The Exeter Book of Anglo Saxon poetry is one of the oldest surviving examples of English literature, recognised by UNESCO as one of Britain’s primary cultural artefacts. Usually kept in Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives, the original 10th century manuscript is being brought into the magnificent surroundings of the Cathedral for public display, for […]