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The Canterbury Journey

Canterbury Cathedral has been working with the community and stakeholders to develop a programme of activities and a Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund submission was made in June 2016. The result of that submission is awaited currently.

As part of the development work, the Cathedral has been testing a series of exciting and enjoyable learning activities, community engagement events and outreach work to help create The Canterbury Journey’s five-year Activity Plan.

The Canterbury Journey is due to open up new opportunities for learning and discovery through an exploration of the Cathedral’s hidden collections, objects and treasures.

This is also an exciting time for the Cathedral as it plans a journey of physical transformation through heritage conservation works, landscaping, improved access and a new Welcome Centre with publicly accessible community space.

Approximately half of the cost of The Canterbury Journey has been raised already through the Cathedral Trust. In 2014 the Trust – an independent charity, set out to raise £7.4 million but has far exceeded this target through the generosity of individual benefactors, trusts and foundations and has now been able to contribute £10.3 million to The Canterbury Journey.