Testing times

Testing times

A chronicle at large : and meere history of the affayres of Englande … from the creation … vnto the first yere of … Queene Elizabeth: … London : Imprinted at London by Henry Denham, for Richarde Tottel and Humffrey Toye, 1569 [1568-69] Canterbury Cathedral Library H/M-4-34 STC  12147 This month’s image for ‘Picture this…’ is a woodcut taken from Richard…
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Preparing for The Ancestors

Preparing for The Ancestors

It’s just under two weeks until this summer’s exciting stained-glass exhibition The Ancestors opens to the public. This stunning exhibition has been brought to life by the Cathedral’s carpenters, electricians, decorators and the Stained Glass Studio team. The team have been tasked with creating a truly extraordinary centrepiece to display nearly the entire series (21 of 24 figures). Geoff Pentecost, one of the Cathedral’s…
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Prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

Prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

Following the tragic news of the earthquake in Nepal the Crypt has been set aside as a quiet place for reflection and prayer. Lord of all compassion We pray for all of those caught up in the midst of tragedy or disaster. For those who have lost life and those working to save life For those who are worried for…
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Phyffers Statues

Phyffers Statues

  After the recent excitement of a Royal Visit to Canterbury Cathedral for the unveiling of two new statues of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, it seems a good time to look into the history of the many wall niches at the west end of the Cathedral, and their inhabitants. Most of the wall niches (bar the…
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Open Gardens 2015

Open Gardens 2015

The annual popular Open Gardens weekend returns in 2015. The historic and beautiful private gardens of Canterbury Cathedral will be open to all on the weekend of the 30 and 31 May 2015. This popular annual event, which has been held for over 10 years and run in connection with the National Garden Scheme (NGS), unlocks several private and secret…
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