Friends Events

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Friends’ Annual Lecture –  Tracy Chevalier – History through the eye of a needle

Tickets for the Friends’ Annual Lecture on Thursday 23rd September are now on sale via the Cathedral Box Office  You can also book by ringing the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857275.

Friends’ Coffee Mornings

The July coffee morning is cancelled due to continuing government restrictions.  From September, the Coffee mornings will be held in the Undercroft.  The dates for rest of 2021 are Friday 17th September, Friday 15th October, Friday 19th November and Friday 10th December.

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS TALKS

If you would like to view talks from earlier in 2021, you can view them on You Tube or Zoom

Johanna Strong, PhD student, University of Winchester –  “Mary I of England – how ‘Bloody’ was she?”

Jane Hands, Lay Canon, and Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster of Winchester College – “Cathedral and College: breaching the wall – from Wykeham to Wesley and beyond

David Farthing, Cathedral Guide – The Winchester Diver: Behind The Scenes”

Tom Watson, Friends’ Trustee – “Edward the Martyr: the murder mystery king”

Chris Dobbs, Head of Interpretation at the Mary Rose, Bruce Parker and Margaret and Nick Braddock  – “The raising of the Mary Rose by individuals who were involved in the story”

Jeannie Berridge, Cathedral Guide – “The Great Screen –  Magnificence, Mayhem and Mystery”

Tom Burden: former Headmaster, The Pilgrims’ school – if you would like to view the recording of this talk, please contact the office.

Tom Watson, Friends’ trustee – “The history of the formation of the Friends”

Friends’ AGM – 10th July 2021

Friends 90th Anniversary Evensong – 10th July 2021

If you enjoyed any of these talks, maybe you would like to make a donation the Friends are welcome via this link

POSTPONED EVENTS 

Helen McGarry: Cathedral Flowers – a demonstration – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

At this event, Helen McGarry who leads the cathedral flower arrangers will talk about their role and the work they do.  There will also be a practical demonstration where Helen and another member of the flower team will demonstrate their skills.

David Jewell: Curator, Hillier Gardens – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

An overview of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens through the year. This talk will include a brief history and a look at key areas across the gardens, including trees, shrubs and perennials, providing thoughts, ideas and inspiration.

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral Zoom events are