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Knife Angel


The Knife Angel will be on display in Cathedral’s gardens from the 2nd September until the 29th September.

The Knife Angel is recognised as the National Monument against violence and aggression. It will be the focal point for 28 days of education, reflection, remembrance and prayer in Medway, as it provides a powerful visual symbol of the dangers of carrying a knife.

A collaboration between the Home Office, all 43 UK police constabularies, families of victims and the British IronWork Centre, this awe-inspiring piece is created from over 100,000 blunted and seized blades.

Dean Phillip Hesketh says: “We are fortunate to have the Knife Angel coming to Rochester Cathedral in September.  It has already visited many other cathedrals and has provided a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the devastating effects of knife crime.  We hope that it will bring people together in Medway to address what is becoming a national crisis.”    

We will be running special sessions for any Medway school who wishes to visit it. For more information click here.

Visiting the Knife Angel

The Knife Angel is open to visitors everyday. Access is through the Cathedral. Last admission on weekdays is at 5.30pm and 4.30pm on weekends.

Please note there are several days and times where access to the Knife Angel will be through the South Gate directly into the Cathedral Gardens. There are several stairs to access the garden using this route. We recommend anyone requiring level access visits outside of these times.

Saturday 7th September: 10am - 12pm

Sunday 8th September: 9.30am - 12:30pm

Saturday 14th September: 11am - 2pm

Sunday 15th September: Closed until 1pm.

Sunday 22nd September: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Saturday 28th September: All day

Sunday 29th September: 9.30am - 12.30pm

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