The Countess of Wessex visits refurbished Crypt and Library


We were delighted to host HRH The Countess of Wessex on Wednesday 13th September for a visit to the Cathedral to see the restored and refurbished Crypt and Library. She had the opportunity to meet some of the Volunteers (led by Volunteer Manager Lisa Johnson), that were involved in the recent works carried out.

The Countess was met at the Great West Doors by The High Sheriff George Jessel, Cllr David Wildey Mayor of Medway, Mr Neil Davies Chief Executive of Medway Council, Mr David Brazier Chairman of Kent Council, Chief Insp Simon Alland of Kent Police, The Dean of Rochester The Very Revd Dr Philip Hesketh and Rochester Cathedral Trust Chairman, Mike Aiken.


Mrs Barbara Brigden from The Kent Association for the Blind showed The Countess the Tactile timeline created by her group in the Textus Exhibition in the Crypt while members of The Kent Autistic Trust with Christine Edwards Daem (CEO of the Trust) and Wendy Daws (Lead Artist) guided The Countessthe glass wall etchings.

HRH The Countess of Wessex is the Royal Patron of Rochester Cathedral Trust and was accompanied by her Private Secretary, Ms Amy Mayes.