Monthly Archives: July 2017

History Reading Group

The inaugural meeting of the Dromore Cathedral history reading group took place on 29th June 2017 in the Clayton Hall. A lively opening discussion on our literary and historical personal interests ensued with topics ranging from the suppression of the Knights Templar in fourteenth-century France to the works of Jonathan Swift, the eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish satirist. Following much discussion on potential books to read, it was unanimously decided that The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones would be our first book. This book explores the turbulent political history of fifteenth-century England, a period which witnessed the expulsion of the English from France and their defeat in the Hundred Years War; civil war and regicide; over-mighty barons who both crowned kings and forced others to abdicate; and ultimately, the origins of the Tudor monarchy. The next meeting will take place on 4th September 2017 in the Clayton Hall at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend; and we will discuss the book, select another title to read, and enjoy medieval-themed food.

Cathedral Roof Works

When the works start on Monday 31st July you will notice activity, scaffolding etc around the outside of the building, the Chancel area and a few other areas. We will do everything possible to minimise the impact to you and to the normal running of our Cathedral, however some disruption is inevitable.  You will appreciate that construction activities can be dangerous and we would respectfully ask that you keep your distance and particularly ensure children are kept away from the works.  The works are expected to last approximately two months.

Autumn Fair Meeting

The Autumn Fair and Auction takes place on Saturday 16th September.

A meeting to finalise plans will be held on Monday 24th July at 7.30pm in the Clayton Hall.

The meeting is open to any parishioner who wishes to contribute to the planning and/or help at the event. Organisations should also ensure that they are represented and interests reflected

Cathedral Open July & August

The Cathedral will be open daily Monday to Friday during July and August, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. We welcome anyone in the community, local or a visitor, to our historical building.

Can you help by being a friendly face in the Cathedral in any time slot over the summer? If so, please sign the rota in the Tower Porch or contact the Cathedral Office.