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Public Events at Canterbury Cathedral

Below you will find details of our main public events. To see details of all events and services, check the Calendar View, which can be viewed per day, week or month. For news items, see the News & Newsletter section.

May 2017

Drawn to Light: The Hidden Cathedral

Event Date 15 May-15 October 2017 09.00-17.00
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Cathedral stained glass artist Grace Ayson.
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June 2017

July 2017


Event Date 1st July 11:00 - 17:00
All are welcome to the Diocese of Canterbury Petertide ordination of deacons at 11.00 and the ordination of priests at 17.00.
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Girls’ Choir Summer Concert

Event Date 8th July 19:30 - 21:15
The Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral presents its annual concert of music for a summer’s evening. The performance will take place in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s Crypt. The programme will include a mixture of sacred and secular music.
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Whitstable Choral Society Concert

Event Date 15th July 19:30 - 22:00
The Whitstable Choral Society return to the Cathedral this summer to perform Haydn Creation David Flood Conductor Soloists: Soprano – Fiona Joy Henry Tenor – Greg Tassell Baritone – René Bloice Sanders Festival Chamber Orchestra.
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Pilgrimage Experience Day

Event Date 29th July 10:00 - 16:00
People have come on pilgrimage to Canterbury for centuries. Discover the history of pilgrimage and share the experience of being a pilgrim through a range of prayer and other activities.
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August 2017

September 2017

The Big Friendly Sing

Event Date 16th September 10:00 - 20:00
Come and join "Messiah-in-a-day" under the musical directorship of Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers Dr David Flood.
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October 2017

Luther Quincentenary

Event Date 15th October 15:15 - 16:00
A week of talks and Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral focussing on the five central themes of the Reformation.
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November 2017

Young Futures Conference 2017

Event Date 15th November 09:00 - 17:00
Canterbury Cathedral’s Young Futures Conference for 16-25 year olds explores the life and influence of the Black Prince who, at the age of just 16, led the English army to victory at the battle of Crecy, France. This free one-day conference explores the man, mortality and myth and his impact on medieval and contemporary culture.
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Black Prince Conference

Event Date 16th November - 17th November
Exploring the following and fascination around Edward Woodstock, Prince of Wales - "The Black Prince" 1330 -1376.
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Handel’s Messiah

Event Date 18th November 19:30 - 22:00
The Girls and Men of Canterbury Cathedral Choir give their debut performance of Handel’s famous oratorio, Messiah. They will be joined by critically-acclaimed period instrument orchestra The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen and internationally-renowned soloists for the performance in the Cathedral’s Nave.
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December 2017

Crib Service

Event Date 23rd December 11:00 - 12:00
A service for all the family to enjoy as we prepare for Christmas.
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Choral Evensong

Event Date 29th December 15:15 - 16:00
Choral Evensong, commemorating the Martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on this day in 1170
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July 2018

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