Hundreds attend The Gathering

Hundreds attend The Gathering

Canterbury Diocese’s biennial festival of faith, The Gathering, took place in the Cathedral on Saturday 16 May. Building on the success of three previous events, this year’s festival included a special mix of stimulating talks, creative activities, entertainment, affirming worship and Bible study. Around 400 people, including 50 children, attended the event. New for The Gathering 2015 was a production…
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The Ancestors

The Ancestors

We are currently exhibiting some of the Cathedral’s earliest and most important surviving stained glass in an exhibition entitled The Ancestors. The twenty-one mostly life-sized figures, created for the Cathedral by some of Europe’s greatest medieval artists, are on show for three months only. The luminous and monumental treasures, which date from the 12th and 13th centuries, represent the biblical Ancestors of Jesus Christ. There…
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The Journey begins for Jan

The Journey begins for Jan

In March 2015, Jan Leandro joined Canterbury Cathedral as Head of Learning & Participation to develop wide reaching learning and engagement programmes across the Cathedral at a strategic level, and lead on the delivery and implementation of the audience development, interpretation, learning and community engagement elements for The Canterbury Journey. Jan has over five years experience working on another Heritage Lottery…
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Magna Carta Events

Magna Carta Events

The Cathedral is involved in the following events commemorating Magna Carta. Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May Open Gardens Trail – There will be a children’s trail as part of the annual cathedral Open Gardens weekend. Saturday 6 June, 10.00 – 14.00 Magna Carta Bell Peal Attempt Saturday 6 June, 09:00- 17:30 Magna Carta Conference – Canterbury Christ Church University,…
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Friends of Canterbury Cathedral

Friends of Canterbury Cathedral

  In a slight departure from our normal style this article will be about some of the wonderful pieces from the Cathedral’s collections that were made possible by the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. In the last couple of months we have had the interesting task of looking into donations made by friends old and new that have enabled the Cathedral…
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Testing times

Testing times

A chronicle at large : and meere history of the affayres of Englande … from the creation … vnto the first yere of … Queene Elizabeth: … London : Imprinted at London by Henry Denham, for Richarde Tottel and Humffrey Toye, 1569 [1568-69] Canterbury Cathedral Library H/M-4-34 STC  12147 This month’s image for ‘Picture this…’ is a woodcut taken from Richard…
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