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Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

Dean Fotherby’s Tomb and Memento Mori

At this time of year, we are quite likely to see youngsters scampering about, cauldrons of sweets and goodies in hand, dressed as skeletons, ghouls, witches and in all manner of creepy costumes. It is a time of year when the veil between worlds is said to be at its thinnest, and our thoughts are often turned to the macabre….
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Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

Project Director for the Canterbury Journey

The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Hosea as Project Director for the Canterbury Journey. The Canterbury Journey, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will achieve a radical transformation in the accessibility and sustainability of Canterbury Cathedral. It will safeguard an iconic building which embodies England’s story, increase the number and expand the number of…
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Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

Grant to Cathedral as part of the First World War Centenary Fund

  Canterbury Cathedral has been awarded a grant of £150,000 towards the cost of major building repairs as part of an award of £8.3 million by the Government as the second installation of its World War One Commemoration inspired fund. The fund, which was first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in the…
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HMS Kent

HMS Kent

HMS Kent, an armoured cruiser, took part in the Battle of the Falklands on 8th December 1914 where she sank the German light cruiser SMS Nürnberg. During the battle she was hit by 38 shells, causing serious damage and killing eight men. Despite this, she attempted to rescue men from the sinking Nürnberg. Sadly, she was only able to save…
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The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Girls’ Choir prepare for their first public concert

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir are currently in rehearsal for their first Christmas concert. The choir’s debut concert ‘Dancing Day’ will be performed in the Nave on Friday 5 December 2014 19:30. Twelve months ago the Cathedral announced its plans for introducing a girls’ choir to its musical team. The announcement was met with a positive global media response and the…
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Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

Thousands rasied in memory of Duncan Perkins

The Duncan Perkins Memorial Concert held on Friday 26 September raised a wonderful £2,922.70 for Pilgrims Hospices. The concert, which was attended by 240 people, featured the Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral performing a selection of sacred and secular music in Duncan’s memory. Duncan Perkins, who was a member of the Cathedral choir for 40 years and sang services daily, died…
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FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

GLAD TIDINGS Imogen Corrigan will dissect the symbolism of Mary and the Annunciation, and examine the world-changing importance of that particular moment. The talk will be richly-illustrated with gorgeous images from the fourth to the sixteenth century. COST: £8 (includes tea and biscuits after the talk) available from The Friends’ Office, 8 The Precincts, or telephone 01227 865292

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra and CCS Youth Choir

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra and CCS Youth Choir

Canterbury Choral Society Festival Concert. Sir Willard White will provide an imposing and impressive dimension to the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Canterbury Cathedral.  Elijah endures as one of the favourite large-scale works for choir and orchestra among choirs and audiences alike – a dramatic biblical saga full of power and intensity, immersed in one of Mendelssohn’s most colourful…
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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Cathedral is open for Services only in the morning. Nave and Crypt will open at 12.15 hrs, the Quire from 13.15 hrs. Last admission into the Cathedral for visiting will be at 14.00 hrs

Encountering Heaven on Earth

Encountering Heaven on Earth

Stanley Spencer’s war-time experience transfigured through faith and art. Talk by: Dr Suzanna Avery-Quash of the National Gallery - paying particular reference to the magnificent Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere Hampshire. Admission to this lecture is free.