NICK Fry keeps us up to date with what’s happening at Chester Cathedral.
THE Cathedral’s medieval Refectory is a marvellous place to meet for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea and throughout January you can warm up with soup and a sandwich for just £5 per person or enjoy a free hot drink with every main meal purchased. Warmth and refreshment for body and soul.
The organ recital on Thursday, January 15 will be given by Ian Roberts, the Cathedral’s assistant director of music. He will be playing music by JS Bach, Louis-Claude Daquin, Gigout, Ivan Langstroth, John Ireland, Dubois and John Cook. The recital begins at 1.10pm and lasts about 45 minutes; there is no admission charge although donations are encouraged and all are welcome.
Canon Loveday Alexander, the Cathedral’s Canon Theologian, will be giving a lecture in the Cathedral at 7.30pm on Thursday, January 22. The lecture is entitled Martyrs, Monsters, and Global Meltdown: Reading Revelation in the 21st century.
The Book of Revelation has always lurked on the margins of the Christian consciousness, fascinating and repelling by turns. It’s a first-century apocalyptic fantasy, which has been a happy hunting-ground for religious fanaticism down the ages.
But it also has a lot to tell us about the world we live in and the great biblical themes of judgement, justice, and the victory of God. There is no charge to attend and free tickets can be obtained from the Cathedral Shop.