The Cathedral Remembers

The Cathedral Remembers

Hundreds of people gathered at the Cathedral this week to remember those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom and peace. On Sunday, 9 November, the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, welcomed a packed congregation which included Civic guests and members of the Armed forces to a Special Service of Remembrance. On Tuesday, 11 November, more…
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Is Richard II’s 1380 charter all it seems?

Is Richard II’s 1380 charter all it seems?

Is Richard II’s 1380 charter all it seems? Richard II’s charter of 8 February 1380 (CC A/A/12) is an interestingly decorated document confirming the freedoms and obligations conferred upon the city of Canterbury by previous charters. What is particular about this charter from the archive of Canterbury City, held at the Cathedral Archives, is that it has been thought to…
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Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

At this time of year, we are quite likely to see youngsters scampering about, cauldrons of sweets and goodies in hand, dressed as skeletons, ghouls, witches and in all manner of creepy costumes. It is a time of year when the veil between worlds is said to be at its thinnest, and our thoughts are often turned to the macabre….
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Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Hosea as Project Director for the Canterbury Journey. The Canterbury Journey, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will achieve a radical transformation in the accessibility and sustainability of Canterbury Cathedral. It will safeguard an iconic building which embodies England’s story, increase the number and expand the number of…
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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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HMS Kent

HMS Kent

HMS Kent, an armoured cruiser, took part in the Battle of the Falklands on 8th December 1914 where she sank the German light cruiser SMS Nürnberg. During the battle she was hit by 38 shells, causing serious damage and killing eight men. Despite this, she attempted to rescue men from the sinking Nürnberg. Sadly, she was only able to save…
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