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Festival News

2020 carol serviceI am delighted to announce that the 2020 Provincial Carol Service will be on Saturday 12th December at 3pm - the Christmas Market will be open on Cathedral Green and the Festival events committee are hoping to organise a Christmas Dinner in aid of the Devonshire 2023 Festival that evening in Gandy Street.

The Carol Service will have nine readings and 7 Carols sung by all with 6 sung by Gentlemen and Ladies of the Exeter Cathedral Choir under the direction of Matthew Cann. It should last about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

As is customary, the children will be invited to come up and sing the first verse of Away in a Manger and will receive a small gift.

This service is open to all our friends and family – the Cathedral can seat 1200 so there is plenty of room.

In the last few months the MCF and the PGM have supported the Cathedral by donating to the Chapter House Project – one of the Exeter Lodges has been pleased to sponsor the not inconsiderable costs but it means that the entire collection can go toward the Devonshire 2023 Festival.

We hold this splendid event every two years in Exeter so do come along- entry is of course entirely free, all we ask is that if you are bringing children you just let us know by emailing numbers to W Bro Gerald Sclater at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We particularly welcome children and if we know how many are coming we can ensure there is a gift for every child.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the coming of Christmas together as a province and to hear beautiful music in the very beautiful setting of Exeter Cathedral.

Save the date! Bring your friends!

W Bro Dr Adrian Rogers PAGDC Dep Pro G Chaplain

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