Some months ago I was invited by the Dean of Manchester the Very Reverend Rogers Govinda to join the Cathedral Council for Manchester Cathedral. This means that I attend regular meetings and functions at the Cathedral.

Welcome to year 5 of the Capture The Cathedral Photographic Competition. And what a joy it was, once again, to join the judging panel of this wonderful competition. There were over 300 entries, and after much deliberations we, the judges, were able to come up with out 4 winners.

On Sunday the 23rd of July 2017, hundreds gathered in Manchester Cathedral to celebrate diversity in song, dance, food, fun and fellowship. This was another truly wonderful event with many many highlights.

Saturday the 8th of July saw the wonderful Sparkle take place in Manchester. It was a joy to behold. I had the great pleasure of hosting the Awards and the Gala Ball as well. It was truly a weekend to remember.

‘Peace and Unity: Our Manchester – Our Communities’ will take place in and around Manchester Cathedral from 1.00pm-4.00pm on Sunday the 23rd of July 2017. This event is a follow-up to the hugely successful ‘Peace and Unity: One Community’ event which took place in July 2016 at Manchester Town Hall.

Poem about one of the youngest people to die in the Manchester Arena bombing. 8 year old Saffie-Rose Roussos

It is with great sadness that British Basketball shares the news that Bill McInnes, interim Chair of British Basketball, passed away on Saturday March 4th 2017 at the age of 71.

During the Christmas period of 2016, Manchester Cathedral broadcast a radio station on DAB in the Manchester area. We were delighted with the station and talks are ongoing about the possibility of doing it again in 2017. This is one of our favourite interviews broadcast on the station.

Some time ago, I was asked by the folks at to give some advice to someone who might be looking to get into radio or to someone wanting to launch an internet radio station. As you can tell, I had a lot of fun doing this. Hope you enjoy it!

A very warm welcome to Manchester Cathedral. The Challenging Hate Forum is hosting today’s special public event in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week (6 February - 12 Feb 2017).