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Cathedral’s first Memory Tree is given blessing

Cathedral’s first Memory Tree is given blessing

Revd Jeanne Males blesses the tree.

Remember loved ones this Christmas on Canterbury Cathedral’s first Memory Tree.

Located in the new Visitor Centre (next to Christ Church Gate), all are welcome to pop in throughout December to write a treasured memory on the labels provided to hang on the tree. There is no need to pay the normal precinct charge; the tree aims to provide a branch from the Cathedral to the city at this special time of year.

The Revd Jeanne Males, who gave the tree a blessing, said: “[It will] remind us all of the joy and hope of Christmas. We pray that its lights will sparkle and shine forth even on the darkest days, and that its hope will remind us of the gift of the infant Jesus.”

When the tree comes down on the 12th day of Christmas, the labels will be placed on the altar and remembered in morning prayers.

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