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Prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

Prayer for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal

Following the tragic news of the earthquake in Nepal the Crypt has been set aside as a quiet place for reflection and prayer. Lord of all compassion We pray for all of those caught up in the midst of tragedy or disaster. For those who have lost life and those working to save life For those who are worried for…
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Phyffers Statues

Phyffers Statues

  After the recent excitement of a Royal Visit to Canterbury Cathedral for the unveiling of two new statues of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, it seems a good time to look into the history of the many wall niches at the west end of the Cathedral, and their inhabitants. Most of the wall niches (bar the…
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Open Gardens 2015

Open Gardens 2015

The annual popular Open Gardens weekend returns in 2015. The historic and beautiful private gardens of Canterbury Cathedral will be open to all on the weekend of the 30 and 31 May 2015. This popular annual event, which has been held for over 10 years and run in connection with the National Garden Scheme (NGS), unlocks several private and secret…
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William Turner’s Herball, Or Why not to judge a book by its frontispiece?

William Turner’s Herball,  Or  Why not to judge a book by its frontispiece?

A New herball, wherein are conteyned the names of herbs in Greek, Latin, English, Duch French and in the potecaries and herbaries latin, with the propertires Degrees and naturall places of the same, gathered and made by William Turner, physician onto the Duke of Somersettes Grace. Imprinted at London by Steven Mierdman – Anno 1551 – cum privilegio ad imprimendur…
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Nina Bilbey

Nina Bilbey

The Royal Statues have been carved by Nina Bilbey. Since 2000 Nina has specialised in stone carving and she is presently the Senior Carving Tutor at the City and Guilds of London Art School. Nina has an impressive CV; previous commissions include statues for the Hampton Court Flower Show, as well as St. Pancras Station and Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor….
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A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

26th March 2015: Two years ago, we were recovering from the excitement of Archbishop Justin’s Enthronement, which was held on the 21st March 2013 with great splendour. Today, we were honoured to receive Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh for a visit that included a brief Service of Thanksgiving, and the unveiling of statues…
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Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem

A performance of the magnificent Verdi Requiem – “Verdi’s greatest opera” – by Canterbury Cathedral Choir plus massed local singers with professional and semi-professional orchestral players.  This concert is in celebration of the life of Duncan John Perkins 1945 – 2014 who was a renowned bass singer and long standing lay- clerk in the Cathedral Choir. He sang the bass…
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