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The Saying Goodbye Service

The Saying Goodbye Service

Families from across the South East who have suffered the pain of baby loss at any stage of pregnancy, birth or in infancy are invited to join a special service on Saturday 18 July at 12:30 in the Crypt, The Saying Goodbye services help families pay tribute to their lost babies and provide an opportunity for people to say goodbye….
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Let’s hear it for the kids

Let’s hear it for the kids

The Cathedral’s Canon Pastor, Clare Edwards, welcomed a hot but happy group of young pilgrims to the Cathedral yesterday afternoon. The 22 students, along with two teachers and the Schools’ chaplain, had walked from Rochester Cathedral to Canterbury. They all attend St George’s Church of England School in Gravesend. Their journey began with a blessing from the bishop’s chaplain at Rochester at…
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Mapping the Religious Landscape of Early Modern Europe

Mapping the Religious Landscape of Early Modern Europe

Ephraim Pagitt, Christianography, or The Description of the multitude and sundry sorts of Christians in the world, not subject to the Pope, 3rd edition (London: J[ohn] Okes for Matthew Costerden, 1640) Canterbury Cathedral Library W/C-3-45 Ephraim Pagitt, baptized on the 28th of May 1574, made a rather precocious foray into the world of print at the tender age of eleven,…
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The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July 2015. The annual festival first began in 1997 by David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and former American Lay Clerk, David Searles, over 150 children’s choirs have participated through the years. This year choirs from Canada, China and the United States…
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Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

We are delighted to announce that £3,000 was raised in memory of Senior Lay Clerk, Duncan Perkins, at a special concert held in his memory at the start of May. Senior Lay Clerk and friend of Duncan’s, Ian Thompson, shares with us his account of that special evening: On the evening of Saturday 9 May a remarkable concert took place in the Cathedral Nave:…
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The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

 A Civic Service was held on Saturday 20 June in the presence of HRH Duke of Kent as part of the national Waterloo 200 commemorations. The Service formed part of the new Waterloo Dispatch Event. The New Waterloo Dispatch is an ambitious ceremonial interpretation of a defining moment in European history: The Battle of Waterloo, which was fought two hundred…
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Crypt Closure

Crypt Closure

The Crypt will close from 13.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs for a Funeral Service. Last admission into the Crypt before closure will be at 12.30 hrs

Magna Carta Talk and Afternoon Tea

Magna Carta Talk and Afternoon Tea

Cressida Williams, Head of Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library will give a talk on the importance of Magna Carta followed by Afternoon Tea, then Evensong at 17.30. Tickets are £19.95 per person. For more information please call 01227 865388.