Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Canterbury Cathedral

Tuesday's are our child free days and we like to make the most of them.

Today we needed to pop into Canterbury and to make it worth while we decided we would have a wander around the Cathedral.
Neither of us have been there before and both of us were blown away with how beautiful it was.

Of course you know a cathedral is going to be stunning but it just left us speechless at how amazing it was.

We learnt a lot thanks to the helpful staff and I took some lovely snaps.
All were taken on my iPhone, so they could have been much better if I had bothered to take my camera!

I'm not going to say too much in this post, I'll just let the pictures do the talking!





Nave


A brief history
In AD 597 missionaries from Rome converted the King of Kent to Christianity.
Augustine, leader of the mission was consecrated as Archbishop and his cathedra (official seat)
was established at Canterbury.
The Cathedral has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury ever since.

Medieval alter








The Black Prince's Tomb




Tomb of King Henry IV and Queen Joan of Navarre










I highly recommend taking a visit to Canterbury and having a walk round the Cathedral.
It really is worth the money!