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St. Thomas' Catholic Church

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Address: 59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
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+44 1227 462896

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Historic Catholic Church

Located a few hundred metres from the Cathedral this church was built in 1875 and houses an informative shrine to Thomas Becket. Well worth popping inside. On Burgate(road).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
ray r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Located a few hundred metres from the Cathedral this church was built in 1875 and houses an informative shrine to Thomas Becket. Well worth popping inside. On Burgate(road).

Thank ray r
Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This church is huge and very impressive. It is named after Thomas Becket. It is a very well-attended church as there is a large number of Catholics in Canterbury. It has a brilliant sound-proofed area for families with small children. The presbytery is next door. Well worth a visit. There is St Thomas Primary school and St Anselm's secondary school... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my cousin and we both had a wonderful time exploring the church. It is very easy to get to by public transport or by walking where ever you are in Canterbury. We spent a good few hours here and found the place nice and relaxing I would come here again.

1 Thank emmie t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stopped by this church on a walk through Canterbury, traveling from Canterbury Cathedral toward the ruins of St. Augustine's Abbey. This is a beautiful church, with relics of St. Thomas (former archbishop of Canterbury) in a side chapel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I found this centrally located catholic church by chance and it was open. Inside the décor is immaculate and tidy and the wooden floor offsets this further. The interior has been modernized , but this sits in harmony with the rest of the building and blends well. The altar area is outstanding and the windows behind it too. At the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

It's astonishing that three authenticated relics of St. Thomas Becket now rest above an altar in Canterbury, apparently little known to the legion of tourists who flock to the cathedral just a few minutes' walk to the west. To stand before them must be moving for people of faith, but a convincing chain of custody following their well-recorded removal from... More 

1 Thank ElizabethS592
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Many visitors to this City get carried away by the 'big church' in the centre. Although stunning in scale and certainly a must see attraction, St Thomas' provides a quiet and calm space to reflect in a bustling city so lacking in the cathedral. Even when the church is busy, you will always have the space to reflect. A beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Mass on Sunday was lovely. There was a baptism at the 11 am service. Choir did a wonderful job. Father had a nice homily and tied the readings to the beginning of the Christmas season. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I felt so very welcome in this Church, which offers a perfect praying atmosphere and a warm and beautiful architecture. An unusual central altar draws your attention and the marvelous cross leads to prayer.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Lovely Catholic Church which is always open and houses the relics of canterburys premier Saint. The church is very well cared for and place of peace. Nice change to the overpriced cathedral.

1 Thank Europilgrim

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