The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July 2015. The annual festival first began in 1997 by David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and former American Lay Clerk, David Searles, over 150 children’s choirs have participated through the years. This year choirs from Canada, China and the United States…
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Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

We are delighted to announce that £3,000 was raised in memory of Senior Lay Clerk, Duncan Perkins, at a special concert held in his memory at the start of May. Senior Lay Clerk and friend of Duncan’s  Ian Thompson shares with us his account of that special evening: On the evening of Saturday 9 May a remarkable concert took place in the Cathedral…
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The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

 A Civic Service was held on Saturday 20 June in the presence of HRH Duke of Kent as part of the national Waterloo 200 commemorations. The Service formed part of the new Waterloo Dispatch Event. The New Waterloo Dispatch is an ambitious ceremonial interpretation of a defining moment in European history: The Battle of Waterloo, which was fought two hundred…
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Magna Carta – The Great Archbishops

Magna Carta – The Great Archbishops

With the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, we thought it an opportune time to highlight some of Canterbury’s links to this great historical event. Whilst the Cathedral is the resting place for many Archbishops, perhaps the oddest placed tomb is that of Stephen Langton, resting as he is with his feet outside the Cathedral’s walls. Stephen Langton, born…
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Archives Tour and Afternoon Tea – Friday 7th August

Archives Tour and Afternoon Tea – Friday 7th August

Enjoy a Full Afternoon Tea in the Refectory Restaurant at the Cathedral Lodge, which overlooks a beautiful courtyard garden. Afterwards, experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Cathedral Archives and Library. £19.95 per person. Additional information on the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge website.

Magna Carta Dinner with talk by Dr David Starkey – Saturday 4th July

Magna Carta Dinner with talk by Dr David Starkey – Saturday 4th July

To commemorate the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, and on the national day of the United States, we invite you to a special Magna Carta dinner. On arrival guests will enjoy a glass of Bucks Fizz in the beautiful Campanile Garden, followed by a 3-course dinner in the Clagett Auditorium at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. After coffee we…
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