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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Discovery Week at the Cathedral

Discovery Week at the Cathedral

As the summer holidays hit full swing Canterbury Cathedral will be running a special Discovery Week for families to tie in with the Turner Contemporary’s Seeing Round Corners exhibition, where three rarely seen items from the Cathedral’s historic collections will be on display until 25 September 2016. Along with the return of the ever popular Young Explorer Backpacks, for 3-12…
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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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Money raised for worthy causes

Money raised for worthy causes

Geraldine the cow paid a visit to Canterbury Cathedral to collect a cheque on behalf of the Send a Cow charity when money was presented to three organisations from our Open Gardens weekend in May. More than £14,000 was raised during the event and this was shared between Send a Cow, L’Arche, the charity that supports people with learning disabilities, and the National Garden…
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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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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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Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Chorister Caspar Bainbridge is off to London next week to represent Canterbury Cathedral in a unique performance of choral music. Twelve-year-old Caspar will be singing at St Paul’s on Wednesday (27 April2016) as choristers from 60 cathedrals across the UK come together to do their bit to secure the future of cathedral choirs. An Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of…
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