Historic treasures in London exhibition

Historic treasures in London exhibition

Treasures from Canterbury Cathedral’s collections are to feature in a major exhibition of medieval embroidery at the V&A Museum in London. Buskins (boots) and slippers belonging to 13th century Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter and the Black Prince’s jupon (tabard) and shield will be part of the  ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition from 1 October until 5 February 2017. The buskins and slippers were recovered at the end of the…
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Stained glass returns to window

Stained glass returns to window

Medieval stained glass removed from Canterbury Cathedral’s Great South Window during major conservation work has begun to be put back this week. The first panels being fitted into the new stonework are those in the tracery at the top of the huge window which is about to be revealed again after spending the last seven years covered in scaffolding Director…
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Cathedral stone auction

Cathedral stone auction

**UPDATE **The catalogue can be viewed online at http://www.thecanterburyauctiongalleries.com  For those not able to attend on the day of the sale, it is possible to leave commission bids or bid live online. Please note there is no telephone bidding. Live bidding is through http://www.the-saleroom.com  which can be accessed via a computer, tablet or mobile telephone. Bidders need to register in…
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Cathedral to receive £250,000 grant

Cathedral to receive £250,000 grant

Work to repair and further conserve a lesser known area of Canterbury Cathedral can now go ahead following the award of a £250,000 grant. Canterbury is one of 32 cathedrals to receive a share of the £14.5 million from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, set up to help cathedrals to keep buildings weather-proof and open to the…
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Cathedral Events and Activities Throughout the Summer

Cathedral Events and Activities Throughout the Summer

Travel back in time with medieval story tellers. Unearth the Cathedral’s hidden history in an archaeological dig. Create your very own gruesome gargoyle. There is a wide array of exciting activities at the Cathedral, and at outreach events at festivals across East Kent, this summer. From arts and crafts to archaeology and conservation, there’s something for everyone. Staring on 23 July, you…
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Award recognises world importance of Canterbury Cathedral archive

Award recognises world importance of Canterbury Cathedral archive

Canterbury Cathedral’s medieval archive has received the international recognition of having “outstanding significance to the UK” and has been given a UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) award. The historically important archive, which includes some 17,000 items dating from the 9th century to 1540, is one of seven new UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) MoW inscriptions announced…
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Falcon-cam captures birds eye view

Falcon-cam captures birds eye view

Two peregrine falcon chicks have hatched high up on Canterbury Cathedral’s iconic Bell Harry tower. The white chicks emerged last week from four eggs that were laid in the nesting box especially made for the parent birds by Cathedral carpenters. Director of Works Mark Sharratt said: “After the eggs were laid we waited expectantly but when nothing happened after the…
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Gemini sculpture unveiled

Gemini sculpture unveiled

  Visitors to Canterbury Cathedral have the opportunity to see two unusual figures in the monastic herb garden. The Gemini sculpture has been loaned to the Cathedral by Stephen Cox who in 2005 created the new altar in the Cathedral’s St Anselm’s Chapel. He also made the holy water stoup which was installed near the south west entrance to the…
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Dean gives Canterbury cross to new American cathedral

Dean gives Canterbury cross to new American cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral Dean, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis presented a stone Canterbury cross to Grace Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday (10 April 2016). The carving, by Cathedral stone mason Jake Wood (pictured left), was given and dedicated during a special Eucharist when the gothic church became the new cathedral church of the Episcopal diocese of South Carolina. The cross…
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The Graduation Boys

The Graduation Boys

Congratulations to our newest Cathedral graduates, stonemasons Lewis Bundock and Jake Wood. The two have successfully completed their foundation degree in Personal and Professional Development (Stonemasonry) and joined fellow alumni at a graduation ceremony held in Gloucester Cathedral. The course, which involved study at the Building and Craft College in Stratford and visiting other Cathedrals, is supported by the Cathedral…
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