‘Keep the memory Alive’ Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Keep the memory Alive’ Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Keep the memory Alive’ Holocaust Memorial Day 12.30 Tuesday 27 January, Eastern Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral. 20 minutes of led reflection – readings, silence, prayers. Remembering all who suffered in the Holocaust, in the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia. Asking the questions – What causes human beings to hate; to seek to destroy others; to look at people and…
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The Girls’ Choir mark first year anniversary

The Girls’ Choir mark first year anniversary

  On Saturday 24 January, the Girls’ Choirs of Canterbury and Rochester Cathedral joined together to sing Evensong. The event marked the first anniversary of the Canterbury Girls’ Choir’s inaugural service in January 2014, an occasion which captured the imagination of the international press. The recent service was attended by a substantial congregation and featured music first performed by the…
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Canterbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta rediscovered in time for 800th anniversary celebrations

Canterbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta rediscovered in time for 800th anniversary celebrations

Eight centuries after it was sealed by King John at Runnymede, one of the four surviving copies of the original 1215 Magna Carta has been identified as the charter that was issued to Canterbury Cathedral. The remarkable discovery, unveiled in a new book Magna Carta by Professor David Carpenter, reinforces the role that Canterbury and Archbishop Stephen Langton played in one…
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The little girl with a big heart

The little girl with a big heart

The Canterbury Cathedral knitting circle, have been inspired to help a young girl knit more than 100 woolly hats for charity. Francesca Towers (aged 10), from Boughton, near Faversham, Kent enlisted the help of family, friends and the Canterbury Cathedral Knitting Circle, to make more than 100 woolly hats in aid of Age UK  and The Big Knit, a national charity campaign. Supported…
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Children celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral

Children celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral

  The 2014 Christmas services have been immensely popular with the younger members of our congregation. Hundreds of people enjoyed the annual St Nicholas Community Parade which took place in Canterbury on Saturday 6 December 2014.  The lively community procession culminated with a colourful and immensely enjoyable Service at the Cathedral. On Christmas Eve the Nave of the Cathedral was packed…
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Cathedral ‘Kick-start’ CXK fund

Cathedral ‘Kick-start’ CXK fund

Canterbury Cathedral has donated £300 (Three Hundred Pounds) to the local youth charity, CXK for their new KickStart initiative. CXK have pledged to match this donation, doubling the amount donated by the Cathedral. CXK is a local charity that helps young people and adults to develop their skills, raise their aspirations and encourage them to maximise their potential. It also…
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The Opus Alexandrinum

The Opus Alexandrinum

As many readers will know, December 29th marked the feast day of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket, our most well-known saint and martyr at Canterbury, when a special service is held in his memory. Becket’s tomb has been moved and destroyed over the centuries, and now we have a simple candle burning in the spot his shrine last stood…
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Organ Recitals 2015

Organ Recitals 2015

Enjoy a series of Organ Recitals at Canterbury Cathedral throughout the year. Find out details of upcoming recitals here: Saturday 28 February – Scott Farrell – Rochester Cathedral Saturday 28 March – David Newsholme – Canterbury Cathedral Saturday 25 April – William Wallace – Canterbury Cathedral Saturday 30 May – Tom Bell and Richard Brasier – Organ Duo Organ Recitals 2015 Poster