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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.


7 responses

  1. connie

    Thanks to you all my beautiful for being here ….

    April 23, 2010 at 6:44 am

  2. Natural ♥

    Amazing photos and history recap. Thanks for sharing.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:07 am

  3. Sherrilynn

    Absolutley Amazing Connie…

    April 22, 2010 at 12:04 am

  4. connie

    Seth thanks for being here and thanks for your time.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

  5. ··¤ SETH

    What a great cathedral, steeped in medieval wonder… I could certainly get lost here for a couple of hours. Looks very tranquil and peaceful… truly an inspiring building due to its size and elaborate arcitecture. The stained glass alone is enough to take one’s breath away! … Thank you for the history lesson, very delightful.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:50 am

  6. connie

    Thanks John. My visits to Canterbury, England, reminded me when I was in High School learningEnglish Literature. I was then not so interested but when I first came to visit the place, it was amazing.interesting and it seems that I felt the past.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

  7. john

    great info… thanksstill assocoate this with Chaucer…

    April 14, 2010 at 1:57 am

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