Holocaust exhibition

Holocaust exhibition

A teddy bear belonging to a child refugee dating back to 1938 is the centre piece of an art exhibition on display in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral. The teddy bear belonged to a ten year old boy who escaped Nazi persecution in Vienna through the Kindertransport. The little boy Otto Schachter became the father of Artist Simon Shaw who’s…
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Informal Recitals

Informal Recitals

Enjoy informal recitals in the Eastern Crypt or Quire. See the poster for more information. 12th February – Russell Heydon – Organ Recital (Quire) 11th March – Canterbury Singers – Marc-Antoine Charpentier: music in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary 13th May – Malcolm Riley – Organ Recital (Quire) 10th June – Becket Consort – Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach

Canterbury Cross

Canterbury Cross

A stone Canterbury Cross has been flown thousands of miles to take its place at a Cathedral in Tasmania. The cross was flown to its Hobart destination by Qantas pilot, Graham Reeve, who travelled to Canterbury to pick up the special cargo when he was in the UK earlier this month. Wallstones of a bronze Canterbury Cross mounted on stone…
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The Kent Big Weekend

The Kent Big Weekend

The Kent Big Weekend takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March. Registration opens Monday 19 January and closes on Sunday 14 February. The event is organised by Visit Kent. It encourages Kent residents to discover and experience the many wonderful attractions and activities available in the county – and to spread the word to others. The Cathedral is one…
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The Primates 2016

The Primates 2016

The Primates meeting at the Cathedral has come to an end and we wish them all a very safe journey home. The Communiqué is available to read here.  

History made at Canterbury Cathedral

History made at Canterbury Cathedral

Two ancient artefacts relating to the early years of the history of Christianity in this country have been brought together for the first time at Canterbury Cathedral At the closing service of the Primates’ gathering in the Cathedral crypt, the ‘St Augustine Gospels’ was displayed alongside the crozier head associated with Pope Gregory the Great. The Gospels came to Canterbury…
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. It is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust and in other 20th century and subsequent genocides. At 12.30 there will be a short service of remembrance and reflection in the Eastern Crypt.

Organ Recitals 2016

Organ Recitals 2016

Enjoy a series of Organ Recitals at the Cathedral throughout the year. Find out details of upcoming recitals here:   Saturday 27 February David Newsholme (Canterbury Cathedral)   Saturday 19 March Ben Bloor (Rochester Cathedral)   Saturday 23 April Edward Higginbottom (New College, Oxford)   Saturday 28 May Malcolm Archer (Winchester College)   Saturday 16 July Adrian Bawtree (Canterbury Cathedral)   All Recitals take place in…
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