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St. Thomas' Catholic Church

59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
+44 1227 462896
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a wonderful peaceful oasis of calm in a busy city

Not only are there many artefacts and artworks to see, this is fabulous place to visit to pray and... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Gavin D
Small Gem

Went by the church and popped in. Beautiful Fresco. Plus a couple of Bonuses including two relics... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Karen G
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59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Not only are there many artefacts and artworks to see, this is fabulous place to visit to pray and think and recharge.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went by the church and popped in. Beautiful Fresco. Plus a couple of Bonuses including two relics , one being the murdered Archbishop Romero who like Thomas A Becket was murdered while saying Mass.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The church of St Thomas is a good place to visit and a quiet place to step into. There is a wonderful pieta at the back of the church, to the right when you come in from the main entrance.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Hidden beauty, not commercialize, great architecture, no entrance fee. Nice peace and quite which you can pray and communicate with above

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Being catholic - made this an essential visit on Sundays. We found people to be very friendly although they do not allow for other parishioners quiet time as they talk before mass. St Thomas offers 4 masses on Sundays i.e 8 am, 9.30 family mass...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

In order to fit the congregation one side of the church has been expanded our such that the left side is as large as the main isle - somewhat odd! Otherwise the main points of interest are the supposed relics of Thomas Becket and the...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

After the 12 noon mass on the 25 Aug there was a wedding which we caught on camera as we passed, a number of male guests wearing kilts. all adding to the Caterbury buzz

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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
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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

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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
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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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