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Sunday 30 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019


Sunday 30 December

20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
08:00
Sunday Holy Communion
- Quire
09:30
Sunday Matins (said)
- Quire
11:00
Sung Eucharist
- Quire
14:00
Cathedral closing early
- Cathedral
Last entry to the Cathedral is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs.
15:15
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Monday 31 December

31 Dec
- 1 Jan
- The Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance at the Cathedral Lodge. We cannot think of a more spectacular back drop to seeing in the New Year. Enjoy Prosecco and canapés on arrival, a 5-course gala dinner, DJ and live music by The Kingsdown Band, followed by a glass of Prosecco and a Scottish Piper at midnight.
20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
08:00
Holy Communion
- Cathedral
09:30
Matins
- Jesus Chapel
13:30
Wedding Ceremony
- E Crypt
Wedding Ceremony for Vowles party, officiated by Canon Tim
14:00
Cathedral closing early
- Cathedral
Last entry to the Cathedral for visiting is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs today. We will be closed by 14.30 hrs.
15:15
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Tuesday 1 January

1 Jan
- 19 Feb
- PACCAR Gallery, British Library London NW1 2DB
Items from the Cathedral’s historic collection are off to London from an exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Life. See the tiny beautiful Anglo-Saxon sundial and the early 10th century Fonthill Letter, the earliest known example of a personal letter from a layman to the King of England.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
- The installation will be on display in the Precincts daily.
To commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War, students and staff from Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, led by Sculptor Clive Soord, have created a large-scale wooden horse for the Cathedral Precincts. The Canterbury War Horse’s head is bowed in respect, facing oncoming visitors to the cathedral.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
-
**Now running until January 2019** - a series of installations by international artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg reflecting on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees.
20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
08:00
Holy Communion
- Cathedral
09:30
Matins
- Jesus Chapel
12:30
Festal Communion Service
- W Crypt
Festal Communion Service for the naming of Jesus
14:00
Cathedral closing early
- Cathedral
Last entry to the Cathedral for visiting is at the earlier time of 14.00 hrs today. We will be closed by 14.30 hrs.
15:15
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Wednesday 2 January

1 Jan
- 19 Feb
- PACCAR Gallery, British Library London NW1 2DB
Items from the Cathedral’s historic collection are off to London from an exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Life. See the tiny beautiful Anglo-Saxon sundial and the early 10th century Fonthill Letter, the earliest known example of a personal letter from a layman to the King of England.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
- The installation will be on display in the Precincts daily.
To commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War, students and staff from Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, led by Sculptor Clive Soord, have created a large-scale wooden horse for the Cathedral Precincts. The Canterbury War Horse’s head is bowed in respect, facing oncoming visitors to the cathedral.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
-
**Now running until January 2019** - a series of installations by international artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg reflecting on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees.
20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
07:30
Matins
- Martyrdom Chapel
08:00
Holy Communion
- Cathedral
12:30
Holy Communion
- W Crypt
17:30
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Thursday 3 January

1 Jan
- 19 Feb
- PACCAR Gallery, British Library London NW1 2DB
Items from the Cathedral’s historic collection are off to London from an exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Life. See the tiny beautiful Anglo-Saxon sundial and the early 10th century Fonthill Letter, the earliest known example of a personal letter from a layman to the King of England.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
- The installation will be on display in the Precincts daily.
To commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War, students and staff from Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, led by Sculptor Clive Soord, have created a large-scale wooden horse for the Cathedral Precincts. The Canterbury War Horse’s head is bowed in respect, facing oncoming visitors to the cathedral.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
-
**Now running until January 2019** - a series of installations by international artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg reflecting on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees.
20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
07:30
Matins
- Martyrdom Chapel
08:00
Holy Communion
- Cathedral
09:00
Nave closed
- Nave
The Nave is closed until 11.00. The rest of the Cathedral is open for visiting as usual.
17:30
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Friday 4 January

1 Jan
- 19 Feb
- PACCAR Gallery, British Library London NW1 2DB
Items from the Cathedral’s historic collection are off to London from an exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Life. See the tiny beautiful Anglo-Saxon sundial and the early 10th century Fonthill Letter, the earliest known example of a personal letter from a layman to the King of England.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
- The installation will be on display in the Precincts daily.
To commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War, students and staff from Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, led by Sculptor Clive Soord, have created a large-scale wooden horse for the Cathedral Precincts. The Canterbury War Horse’s head is bowed in respect, facing oncoming visitors to the cathedral.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
-
**Now running until January 2019** - a series of installations by international artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg reflecting on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees.
20 Dec
- 4 Jan
- Cathedral Precincts
Join The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, colleagues and contractors as we muster around the Precincts’ Christmas tree for some informal carol singing led by Dr David Flood, Master of Choristers. There’s no better way to warm up those voices in time for the Cathedral Carol services. All are welcome.
07:30
Matins
- Martyrdom Chapel
08:00
Holy Communion
- Cathedral
12:00
Confessions
- Holy Innocents
15:30
Burial of Ashes
- Memorial Gardens
Burial of Ashes for the late Fr David Adlington
17:30
Choral Evensong
- Quire

Saturday 5 January

1 Jan
- 19 Feb
- PACCAR Gallery, British Library London NW1 2DB
Items from the Cathedral’s historic collection are off to London from an exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Life. See the tiny beautiful Anglo-Saxon sundial and the early 10th century Fonthill Letter, the earliest known example of a personal letter from a layman to the King of England.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
- The installation will be on display in the Precincts daily.
To commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War, students and staff from Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, led by Sculptor Clive Soord, have created a large-scale wooden horse for the Cathedral Precincts. The Canterbury War Horse’s head is bowed in respect, facing oncoming visitors to the cathedral.
1 Jan
- 6 Jan
-
**Now running until January 2019** - a series of installations by international artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg reflecting on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees.
08:00
Saturday Holy Communion
- Cathedral
09:30
Saturday Matins
- Jesus Chapel
15:15
Choral Evensong
- Quire
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