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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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Job Vacancy - Administration Manager

Administration Manager – Part Time Eastbridge Canterbury The Trustees of this ancient almshouse foundation seek to appoint an Administration Manager to work part-time from 9.30am to 1.30pm Mondays to Fridays inclusive. Duties will include organising the stewards and the visitor programme, promoting use of the Eastbridge estate, book-keeping and liaising with the Clerk , Trustees […]

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Winter Opening and the Franciscan Chapel

Visitor numbers always drop at Eastbridge during the winter months but 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 for […]

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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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The Psalter of St Thomas Becket redicovered

Dr Christopher de Hamel, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge will present the Annual Archives and Library Lecture 2017 on 14th March at 6.30 pm in the Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. More details on the Becket’s Psalter Poster

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Our new website and branding

Welcome to our new website which we hope you will explore and enjoy. We welcome your feedback and will update the site and improve it as time goes on.

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