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Candles lit in Carlisle Cathedral for Paris victims

Candle-lit place for prayers at Carlisle Cathedral Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle Cathedral has set up a place where people can light candles and pray for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

A model of the Eiffel Tower has been placed on a table to inspire people in their reflections.

The remembrance area in the cathedral has been set aside for the three days of national mourning in France.

Service at Carlisle Cathedral to celebrate Queen

The Queen on a previous visit to Cumbria. Credit: ITV Border

A special service will be held at Carlisle Cathedral next week to mark the Queen becoming the nation's longest-reigning monarch.

On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth the second will beat the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days.

A choral evensong will be held at 5:30 in Carlisle.


Carlisle Cathedral's Fratry Project is back on track

Carlisle Cathedral Credit: ITV Border

Plans to create a multi-million pound heritage teaching and learning centre at Carlisle Cathedral are back on track.

The Heritage Lottery Funding has confirmed initial funding of £81,000 for its plans to develop world-class facilities in the Fratry building inside the Cathedral precinct.

This grant means work can now take place to complete a new building design, and should lead to a second grant application of £1.8 million from the HLF within two years.

Flowers, Turks, Hebrew and Economics...core reading for Carlisle's Bishop 400 years ago

The library at Carlisle Cathedral is open to the public for three days only. On display, one of the best collections of 17th century literature owned by the church anywhere in the country.

It's all to celebrate the 400th birthday of its collector, Bishop Thomas Smith.

He enjoyed a love of knowledge that was rare in the sixteen hundreds and his collection now offers an important insight into history.

Fiona Marley Paterson reports.


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