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The Dean visits New Haven

The Dean visits New Haven

  On Friday 22 April, the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, finished a three day tour of New Haven, USA where he stayed as a guest of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Special thanks went to the Dean and President, the Very Revd Andrew McGowan, his wife Felicity and the student community for their hospitality, support and friendship of…
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A true Friend of Canterbury Cathedral

A true Friend of Canterbury Cathedral

  Keen cyclist, Nick Lewis, is putting his Canterbury Cathedral “friendship” to the test in May by a fund-raising ride of more than 1,000 miles through France and Spain. Nick is treasurer of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral and is planning to ride the pilgrim route between Canterbury and Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain in just under three weeks….
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The Dean meets the Bishop of Rhode Island

The Dean meets the Bishop of Rhode Island

On Tuesday 19 April the Dean of Canterbury, The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, had the pleasure of visiting the Bishop of Rhode Island, the Rt Revd Nicholas Knisely, at his episcopal offices in Providence, Rhode Island to discuss matters affecting the diocese and the Episcopal Church as a whole. The Dean took delight in hearing some of the Bishop’s exciting…
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John shares his Shakespeare Cathedral tour

John shares his Shakespeare Cathedral tour

Canterbury Cathedral is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. One of our volunteer guides is John Shirland (pictured right), whose specialist tours of the Cathedral focus on Shakespeare’s fathers and sons. Here John shares some of his tour highlights.   Which are your top three monuments/locations associated with Shakespeare? Two are in the Cathedral –the tomb…
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Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Chorister Caspar Bainbridge is off to London next week to represent Canterbury Cathedral in a unique performance of choral music. Twelve-year-old Caspar will be singing at St Paul’s on Wednesday (27 April2016) as choristers from 60 cathedrals across the UK come together to do their bit to secure the future of cathedral choirs. An Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of…
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Dean joins Global Partnership meeting

Dean joins Global Partnership meeting

During a visit to the United States, the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Robert Willis met colleagues on the Global Partnerships Forum and representatives of the United Nations at the UN headquarters in New York. Lakshmi Puri, the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary General, Office for Human Resources both attended…
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Dean gives Canterbury cross to new American cathedral

Dean gives Canterbury cross to new American cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral Dean, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis presented a stone Canterbury cross to Grace Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday (10 April 2016). The carving, by Cathedral stone mason Jake Wood (pictured left), was given and dedicated during a special Eucharist when the gothic church became the new cathedral church of the Episcopal diocese of South Carolina. The cross…
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