Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

At this time of year, we are quite likely to see youngsters scampering about, cauldrons of sweets and goodies in hand, dressed as skeletons, ghouls, witches and in all manner of creepy costumes. It is a time of year when the veil between worlds is said to be at its thinnest, and our thoughts are often turned to the macabre….
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Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Hosea as Project Director for the Canterbury Journey. The Canterbury Journey, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will achieve a radical transformation in the accessibility and sustainability of Canterbury Cathedral. It will safeguard an iconic building which embodies England’s story, increase the number and expand the number of…
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Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

  Canterbury Cathedral has been awarded a grant of £150,000 towards the cost of major building repairs as part of an award of £8.3 million by the Government as the second installation of its World War One Commemoration inspired fund. The fund, which was first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in the…
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HMS Kent

HMS Kent

HMS Kent, an armoured cruiser, took part in the Battle of the Falklands on 8th December 1914 where she sank the German light cruiser SMS Nürnberg. During the battle she was hit by 38 shells, causing serious damage and killing eight men. Despite this, she attempted to rescue men from the sinking Nürnberg. Sadly, she was only able to save…
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The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir are currently in rehearsal for their first Christmas concert. The choir’s debut concert ‘Dancing Day’ will be performed in the Nave on Friday 5 December 2014 19:30. Twelve months ago the Cathedral announced its plans for introducing a girls’ choir to its musical team. The announcement was met with a positive global media response and the…
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Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

The Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert held on Friday 26 September raised a wonderful £2,922.70 for Pilgrims Hospices. The concert, which was attended by 240 people, featured the Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral performing a selection of sacred and secular music in Duncan’s memory. Duncan Perkins, who was a member of the Cathedral choir for 40 years and sang services daily, died…
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