Conservation work on the Cathedral is never ending, and most of this is carried out by our own highly-skilled craftspeople and apprentices.
Below are details of some of the Cathedral’s current and recent major projects, which – alongside our day-to-day conservation and restoration work – are essential for protecting and preserving this special place for future generations.
The West Front Project
Our current major project is the West Front. We are aiming to raise £6m to fund:
- Conservation and repairs to the iconic West Front of the Cathedral
- Apprentice stonemasons
- Improved disabled access at the main South Door
The Canterbury Journey
One of the largest projects of its kind, The Canterbury Journey has achieved a radical transformation in the accessibility and sustainability of Canterbury Cathedral.
The project began its formal development and planning process in April 2014 with a successful Round 1 application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), and completed its final elements in November 2022.