New Welcome Centre plans

New Welcome Centre plans

Plans have been submitted for an exciting development to improve the welcome area for visitors to Canterbury Cathedral. The plan for a new Welcome Centre (see artistic image right) including a viewing gallery and community space, has been lodged with Canterbury City Council and is part of The Canterbury Journey project, currently the subject of a detailed application to the Heritage…
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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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Dean joins Global Partnership meeting

Dean joins Global Partnership meeting

During a visit to the United States, the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Robert Willis met colleagues on the Global Partnerships Forum and representatives of the United Nations at the UN headquarters in New York. Lakshmi Puri, the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary General, Office for Human Resources both attended…
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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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Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

  Canterbury Cathedral has been awarded a grant of £150,000 towards the cost of major building repairs as part of an award of £8.3 million by the Government as the second installation of its World War One Commemoration inspired fund. The fund, which was first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in the…
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Cathedral Open Evening will remember The Great War

Cathedral Open Evening will remember The Great War

Canterbury Cathedral will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 7 October 2014. The popular annual event is an opportunity for visitors from the local community and beyond, to sample life behind the scenes at the Cathedral. The event starts with Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir at 17:30 and activities and displays run from 18:30 – 20:40. The evening will…
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New stained glass window revealed

New stained glass window revealed

A new stained glass window has been installed in the Great Cloister of Canterbury Cathedral . It’s been designed by an up and coming glass artist who was chosen following a search for a design that would honour the generosity of the Garfield Weston Foundation to the Cathedral. The winning design was selected for its beauty and timeless imagery and…
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