National award for ‘Paintings in light’

Léonie Seliger, Martyn Barr and Bob Newport

A recently published book exploring the Cathedral’s majestic stained glass, has scooped a major national award. ‘Paintings in Light’, written and designed by Canterbury-based author Martyn Barr and published in association with Canterbury Cathedral, was runner-up in the children’s publication category of the Association for Cultural Enterprises’ 2014 Annual Awards. The 56-page guide offers a fascinating insight into the history of stained…
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The day St Nicholas came to town

The day St Nicholas came to town

Hundreds of people enjoyed the annual St Nicholas Community Parade which took place in Canterbury on Saturday 7 December 2013. The lively and colourful community procession of children and musicians set off from the city’s iconic Westgate Towers at midday, led by the Revd Canon Jim Rosenthal dressed as St Nicholas; the Archbishop of Canterbury (the Most Revd Justin Welby);…
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Shedding light on the Cathedral’s stained glass

Shedding light on the Cathedral’s stained glass

Cathedral staff and associates gathered together on Tuesday 22 October to celebrate the launch of a new book designed for the young at heart and guaranteed to shed fresh light on the Cathedral’s world renowned stained glass. ‘Paintings in Light’ has been written and designed by Canterbury-based children’s educational author Martyn Barr and published in association with Canterbury Cathedral. The beautifully…
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Jonathan Foyle Exclusive

Jonathan Foyle Exclusive

The renowned architectural historian and broadcaster Dr Jonathan Foyle will  launch his new book, Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral, at the Cathedral on Thursday 14th March. Described by Lord Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury 2002- 2012) as The beautiful images in this book help us understand the insights that shaped the building. The richly illustrated, 208 page, text provides an fascinating insight…
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The Red Dean

The Red Dean

Local author wins Archbishop’s accolade The latest book from Canterbury based author John Butler has been selected by Archbishop Rowan Williams as his Book of the Year in New Statesman magazine. He says of “The Red Dean of Canterbury: The Public and Private faces of Hewlett Johnson” This is a first class biography of Hewlett Johnson, dean of Canterbury for…
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