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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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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Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, celebrated the ancient tradition of pilgrimage on Sunday 5 October 2014 by walking with pilgrims through Canterbury and by preaching at Evensong in the Cathedral. The Archbishop, along with the Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott and the Canon Pastor of the Cathedral, Clare Edwards, joined around 120 pilgrims, some of whom had journeyed from…
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The Archbishop joins 700 young people on the Easter Pilgrimage

The Archbishop joins 700 young people on the Easter Pilgrimage

Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop Trevor Willmott joined over 700 young people who participated in the Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage (21 April). The pilgrimage saw young Christians (predominantly under 18 years old) make their way across Kent to the Cathedral for a special service to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Walking on the pilgrimage for the first time, the Archbishop…
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Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage

Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage

Now in its 40th anniversary year, the Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage (EMYP) is a celebrated tradition that has been enjoyed by thousands of young people for four decades. The colourful and high spirited Pilgrimage is organised by a committee of young people from parishes in the Canterbury diocese; It provides a unique opportunity for young Christians to make their way…
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Walkers, runners and cyclists on sponsored journey to Canterbury Cathedral

Walkers, runners and cyclists on sponsored journey to Canterbury Cathedral

The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, and the Cathedral congregation welcomed walkers, cyclists and runners from St Alphege Whitstable, after the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 24th February 2013. The brave pilgrims, who came through snow and freezing cold from Whitstable to Canterbury, were raising money towards a new etched screen for their church at St Alphege,…
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