Girls’ Choir auditions

Girls’ Choir auditions

An exciting opportunity to join the Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral is being offered to girls currently in year 8 at school. It is the chance to sing at regular services in one of the world’s most historic buildings as well as at special occasions in the life of the Cathedral. The choir was formed in 2014 and is made up of 21 girls aged between…
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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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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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Changes to worshipping life

Changes to worshipping life

Changes to the worshipping life at the Cathedral are to be introduced on a trial basis in September. To encourage wider participation in midweek services by the local community, visitors and staff, Holy Communion on Wednesdays and other key days in the church’s year is to move from 11.15pm to 12.30pm. These services will now usually be held in the…
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