Whilst The Friends of Rochester Cathedral exists to raise money for the repair and restoration of the Cathedral, as a diverse and friendly community of people, we also have a calendar of social activities throughout the year.
Recent social events
Click on the pictures below for larger images of some recent highlights.
Social activities programme 2015
Our first visit for 2015 was a day trip to Denbies Wine Estate in March. Located just outside Dorking the vineyard's terroir has been planned and grown similarly to that of the Champagne region of France. Here we saw the vineyards planted with some 28 varieties of grape; the later ripening varieties being hand picked. In 2014 the latest pickings to place on November 19th.
After an entertaining and informative "train" ride through the estate we returned to an audiovisual presentation and subsequent wine tasting in the cellars. A superb lunch was served and after purchasing local produce, souvenirs and of course, wine our party of 43 returned to Rochester. An enjoyable trip for all.
Friday 13th March: Cathedral Friends Crypt Archaeology Tour from 9:00am to 10:00am. Please click the link for details https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cathedral-friends-crypt-archaeology-tour-tickets-15974782003 the password for the event is Justus (with a capital J).
Tuesday 19th May - Friday 22nd May - Residential visit to Hereford, with visits to the American Museum in Bath, Stokesay Castle, a full day in Hereford, including the Cathedral, Malmesbury and Chavenage Manor House.
Saturday 20th June - 80th Annual General Meeting. Details have yet to be arranged around the availability of the Cathedral due to the ongoing building works, but will be communicated with the Annual Report.
Saturday 5th September - full day visit to Ely. Details will be circulated with the Annual Report.
Further details of all of the above are available from the Friends' Office
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