Friends in the US may like to join ‘The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States’ (FOCCUS) organization which offers Americans an opportunity to play a creative role through discussion, prayer, study, pilgrimage and practical support in both conservation and the facilitating of scholarships to allow students from across the world to study in Canterbury. To learn more, visit FOCCUS’s website.
The Compass Rose image at the top of this page is the emblem of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It was designed by Canon Edward West of the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. It has a stylized compass in which the center holds the Cross of St. George, surrounded by the Greek inscription “The truth shall make you free.” It symbolizes the spread of the Anglican Communion around the world. A bishop’s mitre atop the northern arrow of the compass emphasizes the centrality of the episcopate and apostolic order in the Anglican Communion. The symbol was set in the Nave of the Cathedral and dedicated at the final Eucharist of the 1988 Lambeth Conference. A similar symbol was placed in the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, Washington, in 1990, and the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City, in 1992.