The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and is regularly used for community and/or public events, from university degree ceremonies to concerts and local schools’ commemoration Services.

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Cathedral to be bathed in candle light in support for The Children’s Society

Cathedral to be bathed in candle light in support for The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society will hold their annual Christingle Service at the Cathedral on Sunday 28 December at 15:00. The Nave of the Cathedral is expected to be packed as children and their families come together from all over the diocese for this inspiring Service. For over twenty years, this Service has been held in the Cathedral on Holy Innocents’ Day….
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Watch ‘Canterbury Cathedral’ again

Watch ‘Canterbury Cathedral’ again

On Friday 12 December ‘Canterbury Cathedral’, the first in a three part documentary series covering a year in the life of the Cathedral, broadcast on BBC 2. Watch again – The first two instalments of the BBC 2 Documentary are available to view on the BBC iPlayer: ‘Canterbury Cathedral’ (episode 1: Not Set in Stone) – click here to view. ‘Canterbury…
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Our world famous choir have recorded a new CD.

Our world famous choir have recorded a new CD.

  “The Cathedral Choir’s new CD is a response to the hundreds of requests for a recording of Evensong” comments Dr David Flood, the Cathedral’s Organist who directed the choir.  This recording captures the choir in fine form and includes some outstanding music from the its wide repertoire, linked with readings chosen by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd…
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Service held to mark 100th anniversary of the first Battle of the Falklands

Service held to mark 100th anniversary of the first Battle of the Falklands

On Monday 8 December a short service was held in the in Canterbury to mark 100 years since the first Battle of the Falklands. Past and present members of the Royal Navy and Marines attended the service. HMS Kent, an armoured cruiser, took part in the Battle of the Falklands on the 8th December 1914 where she sank the German…
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St Nicholas

St Nicholas

As December begins and Advent starts the Christmas festivities are drawing closer and closer. The Crib will be constructed in front of the Cathedral and the Christmas tree will go up! On the 6th December we celebrate St Nicholas day. St Nicholas, thought to be the inspiration for today’s Father Christmas, is a quintessential part of our Christmas festivities. But…
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‘Canterbury Cathedral’ the BBC 2 Documentary series

‘Canterbury Cathedral’ the BBC 2 Documentary series

  Canterbury Cathedral has, in the past year, had its every move filmed for a new BBC Documentary series. The three part documentary entitled ‘Canterbury Cathedral’ offers an exclusive look behind-the-scenes into the life and community of Britain’s oldest Cathedral. Filming began in November 2013 and finished in the late summer of 2014. The small production team from the BBC’s…
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Cathedral Chorister sings for new Hollywood Film

Cathedral Chorister sings for new Hollywood Film

Cathedral Chorister Francis Bamford has recently recorded as soloist on the sound track for the new film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The upcoming Biblically inspired epic is directed by Ridley Scott and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Steven Zaillian and Jeffrey Caine. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley….
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Crib Service

Crib Service

Crib Service The Cathedral’s Crib service is held every year and is enjoyed by young and old. This family service welcomes the birth of baby Jesus and features readings, Carols and the Cathedral Choristers.