Open Evening is an enjoyable success

Open Evening is an enjoyable success

Staff and volunteers were delighted to welcome over a thousand visitors to the Cathedral’s annual Open Evening on Tuesday 7th October 2014. The popular event gave visitors a fascinating opportunity to explore this historic building and sample the skilled craftsmanship involved in preserving one of this country’s most iconic landmarks. Visitors had the opportunity to try a number of skilled…
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Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

Archbishop celebrates with Pilgrims

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, celebrated the ancient tradition of pilgrimage on Sunday 5 October 2014 by walking with pilgrims through Canterbury and by preaching at Evensong in the Cathedral. The Archbishop, along with the Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott and the Canon Pastor of the Cathedral, Clare Edwards, joined around 120 pilgrims, some of whom had journeyed from…
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The Three Living and the Three Dead

The Three Living and the Three Dead

‘The Three Living and the Three Dead’ This prymer of Salisbury vse At Rouen : benewly enprynted at Rouen [colophon:] Impresse per Johannem le Prest pro Robertum Valentinum [sic], 1554. Canterbury Cathedral Library H/L-3-6 The subject matter of this double spread woodcut was a familiar macabre motif in medieval and Renaissance art known as the ‘The Three Living and the…
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Our Lady of Canterbury

Our Lady of Canterbury

Our Lady Undercroft Chapel in itself is almost a hidden treasure, tucked away in the centre of the Crypt. It is used for silent prayer and reflection now, and can therefore not be highlighted on large group tours. The chapel itself has beautiful medieval designs, restored in the 1920s by W.D Caröe and wall paintings, which whilst not in perfect condition, still…
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The Girls’ Choir Voice Trials

The Girls’ Choir Voice Trials

Voice trials for girls’ wishing to join the choir in January 2015 will be held on Saturday 29 November. This is an exciting opportunity for girls currently in Year 8 to join a group of talented and enthusiastic 12 – 18 year olds from Canterbury and the surrounding area, to sing some of the greatest choral music ever written in…
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Dancing Day

Dancing Day

Dancing Day A Christmas Choral Celebration The Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral will make their concert debut this Christmas. ‘Dancing Day’ will be performed in the Nave on Friday 5 December. At the centre of the programme will be John Rutter’s Dancing Day, a suite of well-known, traditional carols arranged for upper voices. The choir will also perform a variety…
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