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Greyfriars Official Re-opening and Blessing of the Restoration Works

Sister Sue CSF writes:
Greyfriars Chapel in Canterbury, built on the site of the first Franciscan dwelling in England in C13, and incorporating some ancient friary buildings,  was re-opened after extensive restoration work, and blessed by Bishop Trevor, Bishop in Canterbury, on Thursday 26th April.
Brother Austin, Master of Eastbridge Hospital and Guardian of Greyfriars welcomed us and  Jonathan Carey, of Donald Install Associates, the Architect to Eastbridge Hospital, gave a most interesting insight into the history of the building which is now Greyfriars Chapel, and its recent restoration,  Peter Williams of Viridor,one of the donors also spoke at the ceremony, which was followed by refreshments in the Eastbridge Hospital.
Those attending included Reginald, Benedict and Sue, local clergy, tertiaries, companions and friends, and Roman Catholic friars and others from the Franciscan Study Centre.
Brother Austin thanked all those who had contributed financially to the Restoration Fund: – Franciscans from around the world, including SSF, OFM, and TSSF, Viridor, Colyer Ferguson Trust, Friends of Kent Churches, The Don Beerling Trust, The Tory Family Trust and many individuals.