Events

Because of its size, location and resonant acoustics St Cuthbert's is regularly hired for a wide range of musical concerts and special events.

 

Coming up shortly

 

Thursday 5th October - 7.30 to 8.30pm

LUTHER 500 AT ST CUTHBERT’S

On 31st October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses objecting to the sale of indulgences to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.  OK, some historians argue with this version, but it is by far the most exciting!

At St Cuthbert’s we are marking the 500th anniversary of this action and the start of the Reformation with a series of events.

‘This show is about Martin Luther. With a feeling of Horrible Histories and Monty PythonA Monk’s Tale helps the audience understand the unfamiliar medieval mindset, and exactly what Luther was trying to do with his 95 Theses, which sparked one of the most significant movements in history: the Reformation

The show is light, accessible and funny, using sketches, and songs to explain the specifics of the story: the indulgences, purgatory, the sacraments and theological disputes of the period. As the play unfolds, the audience will be informed and challenged as well as entertained and amused.

Suitable for all ages and all faiths, as well as sceptics, the fast-paced hour-long show also covers the Wycliffe and the Lollards, popes, princes and the seismic changes brought on by the internet of its time, the Printing Press.’

Tickets:  £8.00  (email  stcuthbertschurchwardens@gmail.com )  or £10.00 on the door.

 Refreshments available from 7.00 pm

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Saturday 14th October 4.00 – 5.00

Music at St Cuthbert’s before and after the Reformation

A talk with music.  Come and find out about the organ music and singing that would have been heard in the church in those times. 

Details can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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Saturday 21st October 7.30

Choral music from the German Reformation

The Swan Singers will give a concert of German music from the 16th and 17th centuries, including  Bach, Praetorius, Calvisius and the wonderfully named Adam Gumpelzhaimer!

Details later.