Canterbury cathedral is one of the oldest christian churches in england and it continues to play a central role in english christianity originally founded in 602. Other articles where canterbury cathedral is discussed: crypt: at canterbury the crypt (dating from 1100) forms a large and complex church, with apse and. This gothic cathedral, the highlight of the city's world heritage sites, is southeast england's top canterbury cathedral top choice cathedral in canterbury. Canterbury cathedral overview for perhaps the majority of first time visitors to canterbury, the big draw is to visit canterbury cathedral it is the cathedral of the . The canterbury cathedral is the mother church of the anglican communion and seat of the archbishop of canterbury, leader of the church of.
The origins of canterbury cathedral go back to 597ad when augustine, sent by pope gregory the great, arrived on the coast of kent as a missionary. Although there was an original saxon church at this location, nothing remains of it nor of a later early norman cathedral the choir at the east end of the. A major anglo-saxon cathedral has been revealed – directly under the flagstones of the nave of canterbury cathedral tombs, but enough description of the fabric was included which fits well with the excavated remains.
Description is available under license cc-by-sa igo 30 christ church cathedral canterbury in kent, south east england, a breath-taking mixture of. The eastern arm of canterbury cathedral has been appreci- ated for a century and a gervase's chronological description of construction, as it proceeded from. Canterbury cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous christian structures in england it is the cathedral of the anglican archbishop of canterbury, the.
Book the canterbury cathedral lodge - situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of canterbury christ church university and. Canterbury cathedral in canterbury, kent, is one of the oldest and most famous christian the cathedral church of canterbury: a description of its fabric and a brief history of the archiepiscopal see bell woolnoth, william (1816.
Architecture of canterbury cathedral by dr jonathan foyle with a chapter by heather newton, head of conservation new photography by robert greshoff and. Canterbury cathedral was one of the most important centres of pilgrimage in medieval england there has been a cathedral at canterbury. Description as the seat of archbishops, canterbury cathedral has been one of britain's most important buildings for over 1400 years however, the church. Brief description: canterbury, in kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the church of england for nearly five centuries canterbury's other important.
The west façade and around the south west porch of canterbury cathedral are filled with 55 statues, description from the kentish gazette of 15 august 1865. Information and tombstones for names in canterbury cathedral in canterbury, kent, a find a grave cemetery this cemetery currently has no description. Venue description canterbury cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimages st augustine, sent by pope.