Over a thousand people attended Canterbury Cathedral’s Open Evening on Tuesday 6 October 2015.
The annual event began at 17:30 in the Quire with choral Evensong, sung by the Cathedral’s Choir. The evening’s activities then carried on until 21:00 with stalls and activities, free guided and audio tours, and trips to some of the Cathedral’s hidden areas, such as the Bell Ringing Tower and the Organ Loft. This year, the exhibits expanded beyond the Cathedral building and included the Archives and Library, Chapter House, and the Cathedral’s Schools’ department.
Visitors had the opportunity to carve stone with the stonemasons, witness the wonder of an enchanted autumn garden in the Chapter House, and watch the Cathedral’s new mobile elevated working platform in action the in Nave. They were also able to marvel at several exhibitions as well as meet many Cathedral staff and volunteers.
Tonight’s event has been a fabulous success, and it’s great that so many people attended in spite of the rain. The Cathedral’s staff and volunteers worked tremendously hard preparing for the evening and it brings us all great pleasure to see the sheer enjoyment on the faces of those who visit
Lisa Emanuel Cathedral Spokesperson