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Visit to Rochester Cathedral and Gads School with Lunch CANCELLED

Friday 23rd October 2020

Start: 11.00 am | Finish: 4.00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS THE SCHOOL IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT BOOKINGS

As a Licensed Lay Minister to the Diocese of Rochester, the Master would like to invite you to her home Cathedral in the beautiful Medway town of Rochester. We will enjoy a private guided tour of the Cathedral which is England's second oldest Cathedral, having been founded in AD604 by Bishop Justus. The present building dates back to the work of the French monk, Gundulf, in 1080. The Cathedral became a major place of pilgrimage in the 13th century, and there has been a community worshipping continually on this site for over 1400 years.

After lunch in Rochester, we are privileged to be invited for a private tour of Gads House where Charles Dickens lived from 1856 until his death in 1870. It is here that he penned his classic novels ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It now houses a co-educational, high performing independent school. The tour of the house and gardens will be followed by refreshments.

Subject to numbers we may run two groups to alternate between the Cathedral and the school, all meeting up for lunch.  We will look into transport between the venues.
 

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