Magna Carta Rediscovered Touring Exhibition
will be on display together in Rochester Cathedral
from October 10 to December 6th.
These important historical documents will be on display in the lady chapel as part of the Magna Carta Rediscovered touring Exhibition celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.
The Faversham Magna Carta dates from the 1300's and is predated by Rochester Cathedral's own Textus Roffensis, a book of Law Codes which includes King Henry I's Coronation Charter. itself dating from the 1120's.
Make sure you visit Rochester Cathedral to see these two historic documents together, the only location they will be viewed side by side.
Magna Carta and Textus Roffensis Education Workshop
Rochester Cathedral Education Department is pleased to offer Pupils a 1 hour Workshop between 12th October and 4th December 2015 to coincide with the Magna Carta Rediscovered Touring Exhibiton.
During this time the Faversham Magna Carta , which dates from the 1300's and Rochester Cathedral's Textus Roffensis will be on display side by side. The only location they will be visible together.
To celebrate this event The Rochester Cathedral Education Department are pleased to offer school pupils a 1 hour workshop on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays walking through the history of the Cathedral from 1066 to the 1500's, with specific reference to the Rochester Castle Siege. This will also include the opportunity for dramatisation.
To Book please contact
Helen Bradshaw or Sue Gray via Email or by Telephone 01634 810066
Might we suggest combining the Cathedral visit with one to the Castle or the Guidhall Museum. Contact 01634 332680, in this instance.
Rochester Book of Hours
Leafing Through the Library
Rochester Book Of Hours
Books of Hours are prayer books mainly used for private devotions. They vary in size from the very tiny to the very large, but, for the most part, they tend to be moderate in size, in order to be easily carried and conveniently used. The smaller size also means the books are more personal, not being big enough to be shared.
At 10.5cm x 8 cm the Rochester Cathedral Book of Hours is slightly smaller than the norm.
For the Latest Instalment of Leafing Through the Library
by Dr Jayne Wackett,
Please Click Here
Volunteer open dayOur Recent Volunteer Open Day
Saturday July 18th
Great Fun was had on our recent Volunteer Open Day
With many people coming to find out how they might get Involved at the Cathedral.
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to find out more,
Tel: 01634 843366
The Great BibleLeafing Through Our Library
The Great Bible : The Gospel According to Henry VIII
An Introduction to the Great Bible.
The first authorized vernacular Bible was printed in early 1539 and due to its tremendous heft the book became known as the Great Bible. To this day it stands as a milestone of the English Reformation.
Article Author: Stuart Palmer, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Editor: Dr Jayne Wackett, University of Kent
Please Click the link above the image for the full Article