Set in stone – Canterbury Cathedral hosts Tercentenary Thanksgiving service
The Duke of Kent was among more than 1,500 #Freemasons and their families who attended a special Tercentenary service at Canterbury Cathedral.
The thanksgiving service was at the iconic cathedral in recognition of its long-standing relationship with Freemasonry.
The Dean recalled how the Royal Family helped when the cathedral was damaged by bombing during World War II. He also paid tribute to the generous support of the masonic community, whose relationship with the cathedral dates back more than 100 years.
East Kent Provincial Grand Master Geoffrey Dearing said: “The existence of Freemasonry for over 300 years bears witness to the fact that the idea of men from all walks of life coming together to make society a better place is one that has stood the test of time and inspired successive generations.”