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Events

Events for May 2010

Almost 350 years after it was first published, the Book of Common Prayer is to be studied in a day-long conference in Cambridge this month. Organised by the Ely Branch of the Prayer Book Society, Hallowed Expressions: Re-appreciating the beauty, faith and piety of the Prayer Book in a post-modern world aims to take a new look at the 1662 book.

Staged in the elegant St John's College, Cambridge, the one day conference takes place on May 11 and is open to all - non-members included.
The Conference gets underway at 12.30 with a buffet lunch and, after a break for tea, is due to end at 6pm in time for Choral Evensong which will be sung by the Chapel's world-famous choir.

The day's speakers will include Angela Tilby, heard regularly on BBC Radio Four; Duncan Dormor, Dean of St John's College; William Horbury, Professor of Early Christian Studies; and Paul Thomas, deputy chairman of the Prayer Book Society.

Early registration is advised and the cost is £15.00 or £5.00 without the lunch option.

For ticket and more information please  contact Philip White on 01223 324176 or go here.

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Since Coventry was bombed heavily in World War II the city has gained an international reputation for its focus on peace and reconciliation.

Peacemakers from around the world have been visiting its cathedral for more than 60 years. Among the visitors were John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who arrived in 1968 to plant acorns of peace. Forty years on they return in the form of a a celebrated photographic exhibition - Give Peace A Chance: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in for peace in Montreal - which records the couple's celebrated protest of 1969.

'This exhibition is new to the world,' says  the cathedral's director of tourism Nick Chavasse. 'Because images were only released last May, the result is afresh and moving portrait of what has become one of the most important moments in peace and pop history.'

The photographer, Gerry Deiter, was the only photojournalist with complete access. He has captured the celebrity visitors, the action and intimate behind-the-scenes moments between John and Yoko.

The exhibition features 35 museum-quality large format photographs plus text panels. Entry costs £5 (children under 7 go free) but be quick, since the show will close on Monday May 3.