New Archdeacon of Canterbury

New Archdeacon of Canterbury

The Very Revd Jo Kelly-Moore has been appointed as the next as the next Archdeacon of Canterbury. Jo has been Dean of Auckland, New Zealand since August 2010 during which time she led a $14.9m project to complete and consecrate Holy Trinity Cathedral, as well as sustaining her involvement in the civic life of Auckland. She moved into that role…
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Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Canterbury Cathedral Choir has been given the honour of singing at a special service in Rome next month attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope. The 21 boys and 12 lay clerks (adult members of choir) will join the Sistine Chapel Choir at the service which will combine elements of Anglican Evensong and Catholic Vespers. The service on…
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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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Farewell to Receiver General

Farewell to Receiver General

The end of an era at Canterbury Cathedral was reached on Friday (29 July 2016) when the Receiver General, John Meardon retired. Brigadier Meardon joined the Cathedral 18 years ago as its most senior lay member and has been an influential figure in both the Cathedral community and the Canterbury area ever since. Much respected by Cathedral staff, to whom he is…
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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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Cathedral treasures go out on loan

Cathedral treasures go out on loan

What do an old ship’s bell, a medieval book, some ancient slippers and a 20th Century painting have in common? They’re all objects from the Cathedral’s collections that will be going out on loan over the latter half of this year. From 24 hours to several months we will be sending precious and historically significant items out on display to…
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The Patron’s Lunch

The Patron’s Lunch

  On Sunday 12th June 2016, The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral will be taking part in The Patron’s Lunch, an event in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. The lunch is in the form of a classic British ‘street party’ and is being held on The Mall for 10,000 guests. The Friends are honoured and excited to have this opportunity…
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Becket relic arrives at Canterbury Cathedral

Becket relic arrives at Canterbury Cathedral

A fragment of bone believed to come from the arm of Thomas Becket has been brought to Canterbury Cathedral this weekend. The relic has come from Hungary, where it is held in the Basilica of Esztergom, to be the centrepiece of a week –long pilgrimage which finishes in Canterbury on Sunday (29 May 2016), Note: The relic will be on public…
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A True Friend of Canterbury Cathedral

A True Friend of Canterbury Cathedral

On Monday 9 May Nick Lewis, put his Canterbury Cathedral “friendship” to the test when he began his fund-raising ride of more than 1,000 miles through France and Spain. Nick left the Cathedral Precincts just after 9am with a blessing from the Dean and warm wishes from Cathedral staff. Over the next three weeks Nick, Treasurer of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral,…
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