Requiem Mass for 650th Anniversary of Bishop Grandisson’s Death

Tuesday 16th July 2019 at 17:30

Bishop John Grandisson – Bishop of Exeter from 1327 to his death in 1369

Preacher – Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell

Music – Requiem Mass, Gabriel Faure sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cranbrook, Michigan and the University of Exeter Chapel Choir.

This service launches a year of events marking the life and architectural, musical, educational and cultural legacies of Exeter’s longest serving Bishop, John de Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter from 1327-1369. A medieval Pall (large fabric drape) will feature in this service.

‘A year of Commemoration’

Commencing on:

July 16th 2019:  (the actual 650th anniversary of his death.

These events will commence a year of commemoration in which we feature Grandisson’s life and times, his family, his interest in art and architecture, his passions, myth and legends that surround him.

Look out for more information about the following events:

4-8th November 2019 – Art and Craft: – including facsimiles featuring the ivory triptych and the Azores vestments

2nd – 7th March 2020 – Customs and Worship: Bringing into focus the fact that medieval churches developed their own distinctive approach to liturgy and music, and Grandisson’s consuming interest in the cult of saints and its place in the customs of the English Church

25 – 30 May 2020 – Education: One of his acts as Bishop that resonates most in today’s world his is 1356 Mandate on the Education of children. We will consider some outreach work with schools and events for children and families during half term week.

To end our year of Commemoration:

15th 16th and 17th July 2020 –  Cosmopolitan and West Country:  We will look at Grandisson’s own international experience and profile for exploring the County, City and Cathedral’s place,  in the world.

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