Celebrating the county’s harvest

Celebrating the county’s harvest

Harvesting is taking place right now across Kent. The forthcoming County Harvest Thanksgiving Service provides the perfect opportunity for the whole community to celebrate all that the county provides, both locally and nationally, rightfully deserving its reputation as the Garden of England. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual service which will take place on Sunday 5 October at 18:00….
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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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Chorister Voice Trials

Chorister Voice Trials

Canterbury Cathedral Choir is looking to award substantial scholarships to talented boys who would like to join them in September 2015.  Auditions, for a long time referred to as a Voice Trial, will be held on Saturday 8 November 2014. Don’t wait until then, though! Any boy who is 7 or 8 years old and who enjoys singing can be…
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Cricket and the Canterbury stage in August 1914

Cricket and the Canterbury stage in August 1914

The Old Stagers have been in existence, and have performed plays exclusively in Canterbury, since 1842. This amateur dramatic company, whose historic records are held at the Cathedral Archives, was established to perform plays in the city at night in order to entertain the cricketers, their spectators and visitors to Canterbury who were assembled for Cricket Week during the day….
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Illuminating nature: Canterbury’s James I charter

Illuminating nature: Canterbury’s James I charter

August 2014 sees the second anniversary of ‘Picture this…’, and to celebrate the occasion Karen Brayshaw and I are delighted to announce the expansion of our original project of a collaboration between Canterbury Cathedral Library and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent; ‘Picture this…’ will now also include materials from the Cathedral Archives. Already spoiled…
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Cathedral staff raise over 1,500 for children’s charity

Cathedral staff raise over 1,500 for children’s charity

Staff at Canterbury Cathedral have raised over £1,500 for Holding On, Letting Go, a local children’s charity at a recent quiz night – a first for the Cathedral. Over 130 members of staff, volunteers, and friends filled the auditorium of the International Study Centre to answer questions that ranged from identifying record & CD covers, to knowing the mottos of…
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A Special service celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther

A Special service celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther

On Sunday 29 June, the Archbishop preached at a special Cathedral service, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther. The service was held in the Cathedral’s Nave and was attended by representatives from the Nigerian Government, Diocese and members of the Ghanaian Royal family. The Archbishop’s sermon focused on thanksgiving and repentance. A full transcript…
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