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The Friends are the Cathedral’s fan club. We are admirers of the building, its history and its community. We are part of the Cathedral and work together to cherish it forever, contributing financially, and directly, to many individual and vital projects, and to provide a channel for individuals to show their support.

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of Friends’ Day. Bell Harry was extraordinary and was the highlight for us, although the walk through the Dean’s garden was exceptional.

Gen and Lynne Ellis, Norfolk


The New Members’ Celebration was a really lovely and interesting occasion and I was made to feel most welcome and included. The tour was very good and there were so many new things to see and learn… I’m looking forward to future events.

Helen Russell, Canterbury


Such a memorable day… we were fortunate to tour the Deanery which we found so interesting. The Dean was such a welcoming host. Lunch was delicious and we were able to meet and chat to other Friends in the relaxed and comfortable Lodge.

Anne Richards, Canterbury


I was very conscious of the words of the very tall steward, when my father arranged my enrolment in 1927, who said “If you live to be a very old lady you may one day be our oldest Friends!”. I was four years old. When I came to Evensong this year I received such a warm welcome. I shall often recall moments of the day with great pleasure.

Margaret Hollis, Surrey


We learned so much on our trip to St Paul’s… and returned to Canterbury tired and happy amongst a lovely crowd of Friends.

Lis Mackintosh-Parr, Dover


I always enjoy outings with the Friends. The trip to The Savill Garden was a really fabulous day.

Meg Seagrave, Canterbury


A splendid day at Buckingham Palace.

Margaret Davis, Canterbury


We love visiting the Cathedral when we are in Kent. We have been friends since 1984.

Sr and Sra Herodier, El Salvador


As a Friend I feel connected to the Anglican Tradition that lives here at the Cathedral.

Rev Canon James L Shannon, USA

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