Hubert Walter’s Silver Treasures

Hubert Walter’s Silver Treasures

As I have mentioned in a previous article, Archbishop Hubert Walter (1160-1205), is a firm favourite with the Inventory Administrators. He led a colourful and exciting life and laid down some of the diplomatic and bureaucratic groundwork that his successor Stephen Langton would take up in the lead up to Magna Carta. Walter was able to wield uncommon power in…
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The Ordination and Consecration of the Bishops of Gloucester and Crediton

The Ordination and Consecration of the Bishops of Gloucester and Crediton

The Church of England’s most senior woman bishop was consecrated at the Cathedral on Wednesday 22 July 2015. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, lead the ordination and consecration of the Ven Rachel Treweek who became Bishop of Gloucester. In the same service, the Rev Canon Dame Sarah Mullally, a former Chief Nursing Officer for the National…
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Charity Cheque Presentations

Charity Cheque Presentations

It’s been a month of charity cheque presentations at the Cathedral, with two successful fundraising events raising money for four charities. The money raised will go to help a variety of different causes including local families in the Canterbury region struggling with housing issues and a women’s project in Kenya. Cathedral staff presented a cheque for £1,072.28 to The Canterbury Housing…
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A Visual Journey

A Visual Journey

The Canterbury Journey has been working with talented Canterbury College photographic students to produce a new portfolio of stunning behind-the-scenes images of the Cathedral’s creative spaces, important collections and craftspeople at work. Students were set a ‘client brief’ to respond to and were given exclusive access to the stained glass studio, stone masons’ workshop, archives, library, conservation work and collections….
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ALLAN WILLETT: 24 AUGUST 1936 – 18 JULY 2015

ALLAN WILLETT: 24 AUGUST 1936 – 18 JULY 2015

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the death, peacefully in his sleep, of the former Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Allan Willett CMG CVO at his Chilham home on 18 July 2015. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, said today: “We are all very sorry to hear the sad news of the…
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Family Fun Summer Programme

Family Fun Summer Programme

  Join us on… The Canterbury Journey The Canterbury Journey is delighted to present a family-friendly summer programme of fun activities in and around the Cathedral precincts. You can discover griffins, gargoyles and green men; explore the monk’s ancient herb garden, go on a bug safari, take part in a print-making workshop or take a peek behind the scenes of…
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The Vestments of Hubert Walter

The Vestments of Hubert Walter

In 1890, in order to successfully identify its occupant, the tomb of Archbishop Hubert Walter (died 1205) was opened by Dr Sheppard and others. They discovered inside a collection of silver items and also the remains of the vestments that Archbishop Walter was buried in. Considering the fact that these vestments had been interred in the tomb for nearly seven…
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