Canterbury has recently completed an ambitious National Lottery funded scheme called The Canterbury Journey designed to radically transform the accessibility and sustainability of the cathedral through two major work streams: undertaking a substantial programme of capital works to this iconic building and increasing and enriching the learning and participation of all those who engage with the Cathedral through visiting, outreach or digital encounters.
The Works department worked alongside various specialist contractors to deliver the scheme over a five year period, enhancing craft skills with new apprentices, development of the works department and adding considerable value to the built asset for the local community
Meet an Apprentice at Canterbury Cathedral:
My apprentice project is an ovolo on the bench at college and a Norman arch at work. It consists of seven stones including springers, a keystone, voussoirs all with dog tooth mouldings on them. The project includes the setting out and drawing for each stone, so I get the full experience from start to finish. I will get the chance to fit them and build the arch in the workshops