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Christmas Carol Services 2015

Christmas Carol Services 2015

Christmas Carol Services Changes In 2006 a second Cathedral Carol Service was introduced to meet the surge in attendance for the Christmas Eve event. This second Carol Service has been held on 23 December ever since. Both services are identical but, for Christmas Eve, entry has been by ticket only. The demand for tickets has been heavily oversubscribed every year…
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The view from a land-bridge

The view from a land-bridge

Third Anniversary This August finds us delighted to be celebrating the third anniversary of ‘Picture this…’. As in previous years, we have something special to mark the occasion. For our first anniversary we celebrated with a conference and exhibition and for our second we expanded the materials from the Cathedral library collections to include the holdings in Canterbury cCthedral archives….
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Hubert Walter’s Silver Treasures

Hubert Walter’s Silver Treasures

As I have mentioned in a previous article, Archbishop Hubert Walter (1160-1205), is a firm favourite with the Inventory Administrators. He led a colourful and exciting life and laid down some of the diplomatic and bureaucratic groundwork that his successor Stephen Langton would take up in the lead up to Magna Carta. Walter was able to wield uncommon power in…
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The Ordination and Consecration of the Bishops of Gloucester and Crediton

The Ordination and Consecration of the Bishops of Gloucester and Crediton

The Church of England’s most senior woman bishop was consecrated at the Cathedral on Wednesday 22 July 2015. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, lead the ordination and consecration of the Ven Rachel Treweek who became Bishop of Gloucester. In the same service, the Rev Canon Dame Sarah Mullally, a former Chief Nursing Officer for the National…
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Charity Cheque Presentations

Charity Cheque Presentations

It’s been a month of charity cheque presentations at the Cathedral, with two successful fundraising events raising money for four charities. The money raised will go to help a variety of different causes including local families in the Canterbury region struggling with housing issues and a women’s project in Kenya. Cathedral staff presented a cheque for £1,072.28 to The Canterbury Housing…
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A Visual Journey

A Visual Journey

The Canterbury Journey has been working with talented Canterbury College photographic students to produce a new portfolio of stunning behind-the-scenes images of the Cathedral’s creative spaces, important collections and craftspeople at work. Students were set a ‘client brief’ to respond to and were given exclusive access to the stained glass studio, stone masons’ workshop, archives, library, conservation work and collections….
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Archives Talk and Afternoon Tea

Archives Talk and Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a full Afternoon Tea in the Refectory Restaurant that overlooks a beautiful courtyard garden. Afterwards, experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Cathedral Archives and Library. Tickets are £19.95 per person.