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The Gathering – 2015

The Gathering – 2015

The Diocesan spiritual and cultural festival The Gathering will make a return to the Cathedral on Saturday 16 May 2015. The biennial event has firmly established itself as a regular feature within the Diocesan calendar, and promises once again its special mix of stimulating talks, creative activities, entertainment, affirming worship and Bible study. For Revd Canon Caroline Pinchbeck, who leads the organising team,…
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A Head for Heights

A Head for Heights

Cathedral staff have had an elevated opportunity to inspect stonework and stained glass in the Cathedral’s Nave. Using a specialist ‘Mobile Elevating Work Platforms’ (MEWP), conservation staff from the Cathedral used this rare opportunity to gain access to the seldom seen high level interior vaulting of the Nave. The inspection survey has been carried out in preparation of the proposed,…
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‘Piglings, geese, flax and honey': St John the Baptist, Thanet’s Letters Patent

‘Piglings, geese, flax and honey': St John the Baptist, Thanet’s Letters Patent

The Letters Patent (U3/140/3/H1) colloquially known to the parishioners of St John the Baptist in Thanet (Margate) as ‘our charter’, were issued by Queen Mary Tudor on 6 November 1553, just four months into her reign, ‘in augmentation of the living of the tithes of lambs, wool, piglings, geese, flax and honey’ as well as the monetary offerings on four…
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Burial of Christ Statue

Burial of Christ Statue

When visiting a place like Canterbury Cathedral it is easy to be overwhelmed by its age and historic collections and to forget that some of the newer items also have an interesting story and provenance. Items that are crafted for the Cathedral or given as gifts often have a tale to tell too. One such item is the bronze Burial…
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Charity Lent Lunches

Charity Lent Lunches

The 2015 Charity Lent Lunches made a welcome return on Wednesday 25 February. Future dates: Wednesdays 4 and 18 March and Mondays 9 and  23 March. Gefion and her team are getting themselves ready to serve this year’s Lent lunches. 12:00 – 14:00 in the Cathedral Lodge. Come and enjoy good company, a hearty soup, bread roll, hot dessert and tea/coffee. This year’s…
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Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor announcement

Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor announcement

The Dean and Chapter Of Canterbury are pleased to announce the appointment of Artelia, a project management and engineering consultancy firm, to the role of Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor for The Canterbury Journey project. Artelia will work with Chapter for the Development Phase to submit the Heritage Lottery Fund Stage 2 application by April 30 2016. Upon a positive outcome for that…
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Canterbury Cathedral and the Living Wage

Canterbury Cathedral and the Living Wage

Canterbury Cathedral is fully committed to introducing the Living Wage for all of its staff but the current economic conditions prevent us from so doing immediately. The Living Wage Commission, chaired by the Archbishop of York, recognised in its report last year that not everybody may be able to pay the Living Wage immediately and it has called for 1…
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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Holy Week Lectures

The Archbishop of  Canterbury’s Holy Week Lectures

As we journey through Holy Week and prepare for the great celebrations of Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury will be encouraging us to reflect on the themes of prayer, reconciliation and evangelism, through a series of evening lectures. The ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’s Holy Week Lectures’ will take place in the Nave followed by a service of music, scripture and prayer…
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The Ancestors

The Ancestors

Canterbury Cathedral is preparing to stage a major exhibition of some of its earliest and most important surviving stained glass. Canterbury Cathedral’s great treasure of medieval stained glass is crowned by a series of life-size figures representing the Ancestors of Christ, which date to the late 12th and early 13th centuries. An exhibition in the Cathedral’s Chapter House, entitled The…
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Holy Week and Easter 2015

Holy Week and Easter 2015

Join us at any of the Services, talks and events during this important period in the Christian liturgical calendar. 2015 Service LeafletJoin us at any of the Services, talks and events during this important period in the Christian…Read more…

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Kings School Concert

Kings School Concert

The Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra – of The King’s School Canterbury Verdi Requiem Elizabeth Atherton – soprano Michelle Harris – mezzo soprano Adrian Dwyer – tenor Eddie Wade – bass conducted by Will Bersey Tickets from Kings Box Office, boxoffice@kings-school.co.uk or 01227 595778

FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

FRIENDS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

A GARDEN FROM SCRATCH After 30 years of gardening in Suffolk, Francine Raymond, Sunday Telegraph and Country Living gardening writer, moved to Whitstable. She will talk about her experiences of starting a garden from scratch and how to make the most of a coastal garden in our beautiful county. COST: £8 (includes tea and biscuits after the talk) available from…
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St Edmund’s Gala Concert

St Edmund’s Gala Concert

St Edmund’s Gala Concert. The annual Gala Concert in Canterbury Cathedral brings together all that is good about St Edmund’s Music – adventure and ambition combined in a creative programme with the school’s Symphony Orchestra and three of their choirs (Choral Society, Chapel Choir and the Cathedral Choristers). This year they will be joined by the Choir of Northbourne Park School to…
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