Raking the sand of a Japanese garden and looking closely at the stonework of the rebuilt Great South Window were two of popular activities at the Canterbury Cathedral open evening.
The annual event drew hundreds of visitors who wanted to take a peek behind the scenes of daily life at the Cathedral.
Part of the Chapter House was transformed by the gardening team; the volunteer “holy stitchers” demonstrated their skills which keep the vestments worn by the clergy in tip top condition and tours up to the organ loft delighted those intrigued to find out where and how the notes are played.
This year there was the opportunity to climb the scaffolding stairs and see the new stonework of the Great South Window which has just been completed. Work is now underway returning the stained glass to the new structure.
Those attending the event, which began with Evensong and ended with Compline, were also able to listen to the Girls’ Choir whose members drew the activities to a close with their beautiful singing in the Quire.