Manchester Cathedral hands out £100 prizes to 10 winners

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Manchester Cathedral has announced 10 winners of its 600th anniversary poetry competition, who will all receive £100 each. The winning poems are: ‘Fourteen Angels’ by Jane Burn; ‘Margaret Beaufort’s Angels’ by Marian Griffin;  ‘Post Box on Corporation Street’ by Colin Bancroft; ‘Sanctuary’ by Deirdre Fitzgerald; ‘Taking down the tree’ by Ross Cogan; ‘Tangible Faith’ by Laura Ann Lorson; ‘That angel hovering’ by Helen Evans; ‘The Lancashire Madonna’ by Rosemary Hector; ‘Umm Lahayy Sonnet’ by John Gallas; ‘Wasting time with you God’ by Cara Smart.                                   

The poems will be read in place of the sermon at a Eucharist celebrating poetry on Sunday 23 January 2022 at 10.30am. Many will be read by the poets themselves and a booklet of the winning poems will be published to mark the occasion. The competition was judged by Andrew Rudd (poet in residence), Robbie Burton, Patricia Holgate and David Holgate.

Any profits from the competition will go to the Booth Centre charity .

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