Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is also the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness and safeguard it for future generations.
The Cathedral is very much part of the local community, offering a venue for community events as well as attracting more than a million visitors per year who contribute to the local economy. More than 300 staff and some 800 volunteers provide a warm welcome and safe environment to worshippers, residents and ‘tourist’ visitors, but we are always looking at ways to improve our services. We would therefore like to know how you engage – or not! – with the Cathedral to ensure that it remains at the heart of the community.
The Cathedral is a wonderful resource and we want local residents to fully engage with it to learn more about its history, its people and the wonderful stories connected with the Cathedral. If you have a spare few minutes to give us your opinion we, and the next generation, would be most grateful.
Landscaping Design Competition Exhibition
A generous donation from Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing has allowed us to hold a design competition to reimagine and reinvigorate the existing precinct setting, and we were delighted to announce the shortlist for the competition in July. The selected teams are now working to develop concept designs and a public exhibition showcasing the shortlisted entries will be on launched at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge on Tuesday 8 October. The exhibition will then move to 24 Burgate from Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 October (10:30 -15:30). We warmly invite you to come along and let us know what you think. Bring your friends and family and tell us your favourite before the winner is selected at the end of October.
Under-12s also have the chance to create their own designs, with prizes for the winner and their school.