We must not let this place fall silent.
Music is our single largest expense but we cannot sustain or develop it further if we don't take action now. It costs £220,000 each year to ensure the continuity of Rochester's choral tradition, so we have established a Music Endowment to ensure that music will continue to ring out from within these walls far into the future.
Englands Great Cathedrals
Poverty Over exhibition
A spectacular work of art about global poverty, along with a photographic exhibition of Christian Aid’s work in poor countries, will be exhibited at Rochester Cathedral from 27 October to 12 November as part of a two-year-long tour of Britain’s cathedrals.
Christian Aid commissioned the work of art - a sculpture of enamel and steel - from artist Mel Howse, of West Sussex. The piece has been fully paid for by a sponsor.
Artist Mel Howse said her work, resembling an eye within an eye, explored the gap between people who are living in poverty and those who are not.
‘Poverty is staring at us and can be uncomfortable to witness. But once we have seen, the challenge is to act,’ she said.
Ms Howse’s sculpture is based on two bowl-shaped pieces of steel, which she has embellished with coloured enamels.
The sculpture is accompanied by photographs of Christian Aid’s work in several countries including Niger, Nicaragua and Haiti.
The Poverty Over tour is aimed at provoking debate about how Christians can meet the demands of their faith by challenging poverty around the world.