Enjoy Summer Safely – Throwback Thursday

There’ve been a few changes at our Cathedrals between then and now … #ThrowbackThursday

But they’re still as impactful.

They stand, as they always have done, as silent but permanent signs of God’s presence alongside us.

This week we’re supporting the Government’s Love Culture campaign by inviting visitors to come and #EnjoySummerSafely in one of our cathedrals.

With our soaring spires, spectacular vaulted ceilings and rich spiritual and historical heritage, our cathedrals are wonders of architecture and sanctuaries of peace. With fascinating treasures and secrets spanning more than a thousand years, they offer a window on England’s social, political and spiritual history, while observing a daily rhythm of prayer and worship – even in lockdown.

They’ve survived wars, fire, lightning, pestilence, the Reformation. We’re home to saints and sinners, kings and princes, queens and cortesans, rich and poor, writers, actors, artists, thieves and ordinary men and women. We have a rich story to tell and you don’t have to go far to discover something amazing.

All our cathedrals that are able to open have achieved the ‘We’re Good To Go’ official UK charter mark to signal that they follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Take a look at how they are doing it at Canterbury Cathedral, our oldest and most famous site of Christian worship, a World Heritage Site and centre for pilgrimage.

Website here > Canterbury Cathedral

Remember to check cathedral websites for up to date visiting times. You may need to book a ticket.

What else is happening at cathedrals across the country – find out here.