The Dean of Canterbury gives the Sermon

The Dean of Canterbury gives the Sermon

Canterbury Cathedral recently played host to HRH The Duke of Kent who visited on Saturday 18th February 2017. He attended a special Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry – the first Grand Lodge was founded in London in 1717.

Amongst his many interests, the Duke is Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and Patron of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust.

The service was conducted by the Dean of Canterbury The Very Rev’d Dr. Robert Willis, and attended by some 1500 Freemasons and family members from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Also present were The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Canterbury.

It was announced that a donation of £300,000 from the Freemasons of Kent, Surrey and Sussex has funded repairs to the North West Transept Tower including new Pinnacles and a spiral stone staircase.

To read more about this event, please visit www.eastkentfreemasons.org.