The Historic Canterbury Cathedral
The Historic Canterbuy Cathedral … A Journey To The Past
Canterbury Cathedral was built by the people of faith and it is people of the faith who make it what it is today. People come to Canterbury Cathedral for many different reasons, to see its magnificent architecture; because it is one of the glories of England, of Europe, indeed of the world. But whatever the reason for the visit,They are coming to a place which is a symbol of spiritual God in his creative energy redeeming love and power. The Cathedral was first built when St. Augustine brought Christianity to these shores .At the site of martyrdom of Thomas Becket and in the Chapel of Twentieth Century. Martyrs, men and women are confronted with the cost of Christian faith.In the silence of the Crypt, there space for men and women to make their own response to God and listen to “His still small voice.” Today, Canterbury,is not only
the Mother of Church of England, it is also the Mother Church of eighty million Anglicans throughout the world
Canterbury Cathredral year 597…. until today 2010
Through the centuries
595 St Augustine arrived in Kent and soon establihef the first Cathedra.l
1070-1077 Catherdal rebuilt by ArchbishopLafranc
1170 Thomas Becket murdered in the Cathedral
1175-1184 Quire rebuilt Trinity and CoroneChapels added all as see today.
1220 Becket’sbody placedin new shrinein Ttrinity Chapel.
1377-1405 Old Lanfranc Churh demolised and rebuiltas presenzNave,
Clioster vaultingi nserted.
1450 Pupiltum Screen constructed.
1498 Bell Harry Tower completed the cathedral.
1538 Becket’s shrine destryed by Henry V111
1540 Monastary dissolve by royal command
1541 New foundation of Deanand Chapter establised.
1560-1704 Repair and refurbishingalter Purotan damage
1663 Quire Lecterm
1954 Library rebuilt and repairing war damage
1986 Altar of the Sword’s Point (Martyrdom) restored
1988 Compass Rose placed in the Nave
Canterbury Tales …very famous in English literature.