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St. Thomas' Catholic Church

59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
+44 1227 462896
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A pleasant stop.

We attended mass on Saturday evening, and were pleasantly surprised at how many were in attendance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denny S
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Frankfort, Illinois
Relics of St. Thomas a Becket Housed in this Victorian Church

This Roman Catholic church designed in the High Gothic style and built in the Victorian era... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Quill2005
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended mass on Saturday evening, and were pleasantly surprised at how many were in attendance. The church is simple architecture, at least compared to Canterbury Cathedral only three blocks away. The church apparently houses authentic relics from Thomas-a-Becket, however, you need to be there...More

1  Thank Denny S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This Roman Catholic church designed in the High Gothic style and built in the Victorian era, contains relics of the famous St. Thomas a Becket, martyred in the 12th century in the nearby Canterbury Cathedral. There's also a very informative illustration of the Forty Martyrs...More

1  Thank Quill2005
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We celebrated mass at this beautiful church. Not far from the City Center and close to the Canterbury cathedral. Beautiful church to pray and contemplate

Thank Alba12356
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 rayrest
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...More

1  Thank emmie t
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.

1  Thank CWarego
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...More

Thank sabatinitennis
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...More

1  Thank ElizabethS592
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...More

1  Thank Teddy B
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!

1  Thank JoAnn G
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Peter D
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Look at website sthomasofcanterbury websiteReconciliation: Wednesdays 10.30am to 11.30am Saturdays 10.30am to 11.30am and 4.30pm to 5.30pm. A good catholic goes for confession once a year. Sadly I'm not a good catholic... More
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