Canterbury Cathedral

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August 3, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A rare medieval Bible has been returned to Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, some 500 years after it was removed. The Lyghfield Bible – named after the 16th-century monk who once owned it – was amongst a number of...

May 11, 2009

The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States has authorized a gift of $50,000 to the cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Communion, located in Canterbury, England. The Friends dedicated $25,000 of the gift for scholarships to the cathedral's International Study Centre, and...

August 28, 2008

This editorial appears in the September issue of Episcopal Life newspaper.

 

 

Every so often, in a discussion of the Episcopal Church's autonomy within the Anglican Communion, one hears the question: Why is this church involved with a leadership based in England? After all...

August 2, 2008

Using the imagery of witness, martyrdom and journeys, a two-hour Eucharist service at Canterbury Cathedral on August 3 closed the decennial Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops.

"We are witnesses, says Peter, of what Jesus did," said Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in his...

July 7, 2008

For centuries, pilgrims have come to Canterbury in search of healing.

They have knelt at the shrine of St. Thomas Becket, archbishop martyred inside the cathedral in 1170. Some early visitors, tossing crutches aside, reported maladies miraculously cured on site; others brought gold and...

November 9, 2007

The Save Canterbury Cathedral Appeal has reached the £7 million (US$14 million) mark, one year after its public launch. The Appeal, established to fund an extensive conservation and development program, has made good progress during its first year, enabling the first phases of critical...

August 16, 2007

A team of 27 cyclists that includes a high court judge, a professor of music, the chief executive of a local council and a canon in the Church of England has left the historic city of Canterbury for Rome to help repair the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral.

 

The cycling pilgrims...

October 9, 2006

A global fundraising campaign to finance an extensive conservation and development program for Canterbury Cathedral has been launched and £50 million ($93.4 million) is needed for urgent repairs and reconstruction on the historic building.

The Cathedral Trustees have been forced to act...

March 4, 2003

Frying pans were flying at Canterbury Cathedral as a pancake race with a purpose was held in the cloisters, with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, holding one end of the winning tape. The purpose of the Shrove Tuesday event was to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual event in...