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World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

  Our coffee morning on 27th September in the newly restored Juxon Room at Eastbridge was a big success. We raised a massive £200 for Macmillan Cancer support. A huge thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who made amazing cakes. More information on Macmillan Cancer Support and their work can be found on […]

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‘Tales of Paint and Pilgrimage’ by Jennifer Greenland

From Saturday 7th to 14th September 2019, Eastbridge will be hosting Jennifer Greenland’s  exhibition  showing a series of drawings and paintings made on the road she walked from London to Canterbury earlier this year. Following in the footsteps of Chaucer’s fictional pilgrims along the ancient pilgrimage route to Canterbury Cathedral she charted the landscape as […]

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Our Bursar retires after 18 years

Laurence Dunderdale retired as Bursar of Eastbridge Hospital at the end of July 2020 after 18 years in the post. During that time there have many changes at the charity and Nicholas Andrews, Clerk to the Trustees, said “Laurence has been part of the Eastbridge community for a very long time and has worked diligently […]

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Eastbridge on TV - Britain's Most Historic Towns

Eastbridge features in a new series of this popular programme on Channel 4. Professor Alice Roberts is back on the road exploring key periods in British history through the stories of individual towns and cities. Episode 5 will be screened on Saturday 15th June at 8 pm when Alice visits Canterbury to tell the story of […]

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The Juxon Room at Eastbridge

Following extensive restoration, the Eastbridge Trustees are pleased to announce a new part of their historic buildings is now open for you to visit and also available for small groups wishing to host events, exhibitions or displays. The Juxon Room is situated on the ground floor adjacent to the entrance vestibule. It is named after […]

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Winter Opening and the Franciscan Chapel

Visitor numbers always drop at Eastbridge during the winter months but again this year we have decided to remain open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas. The new opening times on those days, from 1st November to 22nd December, will be 11am until 4pm with last entries at 3.30 pm. We will then close […]

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2018 Translation Lunch

Friends, Indwellers & Guests enjoying the annual Translation Lunch held this year in the Franciscan Gardens.

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Annual lunch commemorating the translation of Eastbridge Hospital’s patron saint Thomas Becket

The annual lunch commemorating the translation of Eastbridge Hospital’s patron saint Thomas Becket was held in The Master’s Lodge garden on the sixth of July. Those attending included Indwellers from the Eastbridge almshouse, trustees, officers and employees of the charity.

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Franciscan Gardens wild flower meadow

Each year a part of Franciscan Gardens is allowed to grow as a wild flower meadow and, as can be seen from these pictures, to stunning effect. The meadow attracts significant wildlife and is unique within the City of Canterbury.

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Canterbury Medieval Pageant

Eastbridge welcomed visitors to the Canterbury Medieval Pageant on Saturday July 8th and also hosted for lunch on that day in the Undercroft members from the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons.

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