Cathedral Church of St. Peter, St Paul & St Andrew
Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00; Saturday 09.00-15.00; Sunday 12.00-15.00
|Sunday||Choral Matins 09.15; Cathedral Eucharist 10.30; Evensong 15.30|
Entrance: Free but suggested donation £3.50
Disabled: Step free access from City centre
Mon - Fri 14.00, Sat 11.30 £8 adult, £6 concession (book online) http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/home/book-a-cathedral-tour.aspx .
Cathedral Gift & Bookshop, at the Cathedral West End, open Monday-Saturday 09.30-17.00
E-mail address: email@example.com
Cathedral Administration 01733 355315
Director of Music
Stephen Grahl (since 2014)
The choral foundation consists of around 25 boy and 25 girl choristers aged 7 - 13, all of whom are educated free of charge at The King’s (the Cathedral) School. Six lay clerks sing during the week except on Wednesdays (upper voices), and are joined by six further singers at weekends and for major festivals, concerts, tours, etc. The Cathedral also runs a mixed youth choir for 13 – 18 year olds, the majority of whom are ex-choristers, and a Choral Society. Saturday evensong, when not sung by the Cathedral Choir, is normally available for visiting choirs.
The present organ was built by William Hill in 1894 in the classical style. It was situated in the North Triforium with the Choir Organ in the North Choir Aisle. In 1930 it was rebuilt by Wm Hill, Norman & Beard and the console was moved to a gallery on the South side of the Choir Stalls. In 1981 Harrison & Harrison completed a major restoration but the organ was damaged in a fire in 2001 and subsequently rebuilt by Harrison & Harrison in 2005. 4 manuals & 87 stops. Pedal 21 stops, choir 12 stops, great 19 stops, swell 18 stops, solo 17 stops. The Hill organ is being re-pitched from Old Philharmonic to Standard Concert pitch. The work is being undertaken by Harrison & Harrison between July 2015 - Spring 2017
Very Revd Charles Taylor (since 2006)
The Rt Revd Donald S Allister (since 2010)
The present building was begun in 1118. Built of Barnack stone it is in the Norman or Romanesque style throughout, except for the Gothic style West Transept and Great West Front Portico of 1237 with its 81 ft high arches. The building remains substantially the same except for the East End extension in the late Perpendicular style with its fine fan vaulting by John Wastall. The original painted wooden Nave ceiling of 1230-1250 survives, unique in the UK.