Canterbury Cathedral Thanks To The Volunteers And Staff

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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL - Thanks to the Volunteers and Staff

Date: 12th July 2013

It is a Bi-annual event when the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral invite us - the volunteers and the Staff to a Drinks Party in the Dean's Garden.

I had only just qualified as an Assistant when I attended two years ago and felt very much a stranger.  Two years have made an enourmous difference.  There were many folk there with whom I trained but don't see because we all have differing duty days.  It was a really homely event and one in which one gets a sense of belonging.  I don't think I'm stretching it to say that we are all 'in love' with our wonderful Cathedral and strive to share it's beauty, majesty and history with the tourists who throng through the Christ Church Gates day in and day out.

The Cathedral and René Mouchotte have turned my life around.  Far from being desperate to leave this part of Kent and return to my much loved Buckinghamshire, I wouldn't move now unless it were to join my son in Australia or to live in Southern France.

Here's to the Party in two years' time.

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