A unique opportunity

A unique opportunity

Canterbury Cathedral Choir is looking to award substantial scholarships to talented boys who would like to join  in September 2017. Auditions (also known as a voice trials) for boys aged 7 and 8 will be held on 5 November 2016 but parents are encouraged to contact Cathedral Organist Dr David Flood as soon as possible if they know their sons enjoy singing and think…
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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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Arts Award supporter

Arts Award supporter

Canterbury Cathedral is now recognised as an Arts Award supporter. Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with, and take part, in the wider arts world.  Young people can earn their award by: discovering the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form developing…
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The Big Draw

The Big Draw

The Big Draw at Canterbury Cathedral Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 October, 11:00 – 16:00 This half term Canterbury Cathedral will be encouraging visitors to take part in The Big Draw – the world’s biggest drawing festival. Visitors can pick up materials at the Big Draw tent outside the Cathedral’s South West door. Pick up a pencil and paper to sketch…
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‘Kent is Delicious’ Children’s Cookery Competition

‘Kent is Delicious’ Children’s Cookery Competition

‘KENT IS DELICIOUS’ The 2016 Children’s Cookery competition is now open for entries. The Diocese of Canterbury is now inviting entries for its popular Kent is Delicious cookery competition. Open to all primary schools in Kent, schools across the county will shortly be receiving information about the competition through the post. Now in its fifth year, the aim of the…
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Young Cathedral builders enjoy fun day out!

Young Cathedral builders enjoy fun day out!

Canterbury Cathedral has been rebuilt in a record time of just less than four hours by a large and enthusiastic team of local children! The impressive structure, boasting an 8 foot high Bell Harry Tower, was made from corrugated card rather than the more traditional Caen stone. It was complete with stained glass windows, decorated pillars, entrance doors (which small…
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Heritage Open Days Programme

Heritage Open Days Programme

  Join us on… The Canterbury Journey After a hugely successful ‘Family Fun Summer’ programme, the Canterbury Journey is delighted to invite you to join our exciting activities as part of the Heritage Open Days. Take a peek behind the scenes of one of England’s most iconic buildings to see the Cathedral’s craftspeople at work, or learn about precincts Plants, Prints,…
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Let’s hear it for the kids

Let’s hear it for the kids

The Cathedral’s Canon Pastor, Clare Edwards, welcomed a hot but happy group of young pilgrims to the Cathedral yesterday afternoon. The 22 students, along with two teachers and the Schools’ chaplain, had walked from Rochester Cathedral to Canterbury. They all attend St George’s Church of England School in Gravesend. Their journey began with a blessing from the bishop’s chaplain at Rochester at…
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The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July 2015. The annual festival first began in 1997 by David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and former American Lay Clerk, David Searles, over 150 children’s choirs have participated through the years. This year choirs from Canada, China and the United States…
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