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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Archbishop ordains new deacons at a special Cathedral service

Archbishop ordains new deacons at a special Cathedral service

  Six men and four women, including a former scientist, an inspector of taxes, a physiotherapist and a window cleaner, became new Church of England curates at a special Ordination Service in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 28 June. That same afternoon, the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, ordained as priests, eight deacons who have served one year…
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Witnessing Martyrdom: Woodcuts & Gore in John Foxe’s Acts & Monuments

Witnessing Martyrdom: Woodcuts & Gore in John Foxe’s Acts & Monuments

‘Witnessing Martyrdom: Woodcuts & Gore in John Foxe’s Acts & Monuments’ The first volume of the Ecclesiasticall history : contayning the Actes and monumentes of thyngs passed in euery kynges tyme … in the Church of England … At London : printed by Iohn Daye,1570. Canterbury Cathedral Library H/Dd-8-11/12 Historian and martyrologist John Foxe (1516/17-1587) is one of the most…
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Historic cricket match between Anglicans and Roman Catholics to take place in the city

Historic cricket match between Anglicans and Roman Catholics to take place in the city

A historic cricket match between Anglicans and Roman Catholics to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking will be played at the Kent County Cricket Club on September 19. The Twenty20 match, will raise funds for the Global Freedom Network, the joint Anglican-Roman Catholic anti-trafficking initiative launched in March. The match will begin at 16:00. Entrance will be free but…
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Two beautiful new additions to the Great Cloister

Two beautiful new additions to the Great Cloister

In June 2014, the Cathedral’s Great Cloister has been enhanced by two new beautiful stained glass windows. On June 2 2014; a new window in the North walk of the Great Cloister was dedicated by the Dean. It was designed by up-and-coming glass artist Emma Lindsay and commemorates the generosity of the Garfield Weston Foundation in supporting the restoration of…
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Cathedral Appointments

Cathedral Appointments

The Dean and Chapter have great pleasure in announcing the following recent appointments to be made within the Cathedral community: Mr Richard Oldfield is to be made Seneschal, in succession to Lord Kingsdown. The office of Seneschal is an historic one and the holder, the senior Lay member of the Cathedral community, gives financial and secular counsel and advice to…
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The Milk of Human Kindness

The Milk of Human Kindness

Under the watchful eye of Wilkland Geraldine 5th -a prize winning Jersey cow from Dover –  two cheques, each for £4,220,09, were presented at Canterbury Cathedral on the 17 June 2014;  and a further cheque for an identical amount has been sent to support gardening and nursing charities via the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The two charities that received the…
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