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An Elizabethan Almanac for August

An Elizabethan Almanac for August

An Elizabethan Almanac is the latest object to go on display in the Crypt. Almanacs are annual publications and were written for ordinary people. They were so popular during the 16th Century that almost every bookseller in London published them. This Almanac, although published in London, is specifically related to Canterbury. The pages on display are for August 1587. Written…
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Stained glass returns to window

Stained glass returns to window

Medieval stained glass removed from Canterbury Cathedral’s Great South Window during major conservation work has begun to be put back this week. The first panels being fitted into the new stonework are those in the tracery at the top of the huge window which is about to be revealed again after spending the last seven years covered in scaffolding Director…
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Events at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Events at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

On Friday 16 September 2016 enjoy an evening of entertainment and dinner in the Clagett Auditorium. It will begin with an drinks reception at 18.15 hrs during which the Cathedral girls’ choir will be singing. A three-course dinner will follow and the after dinner speaker will be Cathedral Vesturer, Chris Crooks (pictured). His talk, Virging on the Impossible, will take an illuminating journey through…
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Picture This: Elizabeth’s legacy

Picture This: Elizabeth’s legacy

Elizabeth I’s Enduring Legacy: Monarchy and Parliamentary Discourse in the late 17th Century  A Compleat Journal of the Votes, Speeches and Debates, Both of the House of Lords and House of Commons Throughout the Reign of Elizabeth, Of Glorious Memory (Printed 1693): Canterbury Cathedral Library, W/H-6-3 This month’s illustration depicts a scene which is still recognisable as a representation of…
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Cathedral stone auction

Cathedral stone auction

Successful bidders will become owners of unique pieces of Canterbury Cathedral history at an unusual auction being held next month (September). More than 140 lots of stone from one of the Cathedral’s largest and finest windows, are to go under the hammer on Saturday 24 September. The stone has had to be removed from the Great South Window during major conservation…
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Discovery Week at the Cathedral

Discovery Week at the Cathedral

As the summer holidays hit full swing Canterbury Cathedral will be running a special Discovery Week for families to tie in with the Turner Contemporary’s Seeing Round Corners exhibition, where three rarely seen items from the Cathedral’s historic collections will be on display until 25 September 2016. Along with the return of the ever popular Young Explorer Backpacks, for 3-12…
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Farewell to Receiver General

Farewell to Receiver General

The end of an era at Canterbury Cathedral was reached on Friday (29 July 2016) when the Receiver General, John Meardon retired. Brigadier Meardon joined the Cathedral 18 years ago as its most senior lay member and has been an influential figure in both the Cathedral community and the Canterbury area ever since. Much respected by Cathedral staff, to whom he is…
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Friends enjoy special day

Friends enjoy special day

More than 200 Friends descended on the Precincts to celebrate Friends’ Day on 16 July. This was our 89th festival day and we were delighted that Friends had joined us from far and near. Friends took part in a variety of activities from climbing the 300 steps of the Bell Harry Tower, exploring the roof of the Christ Church Gate,…
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CCCU Grad

CCCU Grad